If you are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, contact a Coordinated Entry Access Point to get assistance. Access Point staff provide Problem Solving and assess your needs. If you’re eligible, they connect you with housing resources and other community services for people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
- Families with children under the age of 18 can use Family CE Access Points.
- Adults over the age of 18 without minor children can use Adult CE Access Points.
- Transitional Age Youth (ages 18-24), and those ages 25-27 can also use Youth CE Access Points.
- Unaccompanied Minors (under age 18) can contact Huckleberry House or Diamond Youth Shelter to access shelter (as available) and other resources.
If possible, please call the centers to minimize COVID-19 exposure. Please note that some Access Points have been impacted by the pandemic. This page will be updated regularly to provide the most up-to-date information on Access Points.
The Housing Authority of the City and County of San Francisco (Authority) has been awarded 906 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs). The Housing Authority is partnering with the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to implement this program. This gives us an exciting opportunity to move more San Franciscans experiencing and facing homelessness into permanent housing.
The Emergency Housing Voucher program is referral-based. Referrals will come from HSH. You cannot apply for a voucher directly to the San Francisco Housing Authority.
What are Emergency Housing Vouchers?
EHVs are designed to lease units on the private market, and the Housing Authority will cover a portion of a voucher holder’s rent based on income. The program is referral-based, meaning you cannot apply for the EHV program with the Authority. HSH will be responsible for referring eligible families to the Housing Authority for the program.
Tenants who receive EHVs:
- Live in their own unit throughout the private rental market in San Francisco up to fair market rent. The voucher can be moved to a different county if needed after going through a standardized process with the Housing Authority.
- Typically pay 30% of their income on rent, with the rest covered by the Housing Authority through the voucher.
- Keep the voucher for as many years as needed, as long as the voucher holder is in compliance with HUD and Housing Authority regulations.
- Receive help searching for housing and paying for move-in costs, such as security deposits, and furniture (paid for by HSH and partners). Any unit rented with an EHV will be clean, safe for habitation, and ready for move in.
- Can receive voluntary ongoing supportive services related to housing, or connections to other resources, such as help communicating with a landlord or job search assistance (paid for by HSH and partners).