Housing provides permanent solutions to homelessness through subsidies and supportive services.
Housing Program Types:
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- Rapid Rehousing
- Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool
- Short, medium and long term rental subsidies
- Emergency Housing Vouchers (in collaboration with San Francisco Housing Authority)
Families seeking shelter or housing should visit one of the Family Coordinated Entry Access Points to be navigated to assistance.
Adult Permanent Supportive Housing
HSH administers locally and federally funded supportive housing to provide long-term affordable housing with on-site social services to people exiting chronic homelessness. San Francisco’s adult supportive housing programs offer housing to very low-income homeless adults and couples without custody of children. Some of the units in this portfolio are in SRO hotels that have been renovated by their owners and are managed by non-profit organizations that provide property management and supportive services. Other housing in this portfolio is provided in apartment buildings that offer housing to adults that meet the specific eligibility requirements of each building.
All referrals to HSH’s permanent supportive housing are managed through Coordinated Entry. Adults without children who are experiencing homelessness and seeking permanent supportive housing are encouraged to participate in the Problem Solving and Coordinated Entry process by visiting an Adult Access Point.
Supportive Housing for Transitional Age Youth
HSH administers supportive housing for transitional age youth (18-24) exiting homelessness. HSH does not accept direct referrals to these housing developments. Referrals come from pre-identified, non-profit Access Point Agencies, Family and Children Services, and Juvenile Probation. Referrals are limited by the number of available units at any housing site and are made on a rotating basis. All youth must be referred by one of the identified Access Point agencies in order to submit an application. Learn more about Youth Coordinated Entry Access Points.
Housing for Veterans
HSH and its partners provide supportive housing for chronically homeless veterans. To access information about programs and housing for veterans please visit the section of our services page that covers resources for veterans.
Affordable and Low-Income Housing Opportunities
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development manages an online portal for affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in San Francisco. Visit the online portal here.