Housing provides exits from homelessness through subsidies and supportive services. HSH has over 11,000 units of supportive housing in our portfolio. Explore the Department’s housing inventory.
Housing Program Types
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH):
PSH offers tenants long-term affordable housing with a range of supportive services, including case management and housing retention assistance. Tenants pay up to 30% of their income in rent.
- Site-Based Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH): Tenants live in units in a building that the City or a non-profit partner owns or master leases. Support services are located on site. Some buildings include additional services like nursing, education and job training, youth and child programming, and food security support.
- Scattered-Site Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH): Tenants use subsidies to live in private-market units and receive support in their home from mobile service providers.
- Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP): Tenants use subsidies to live in units on the private rental market that the City has identified through partnerships with landlords and non-profit partners.
- Voucher Programs: Tenants receive ongoing subsidies to lease units of their choice on the private market. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development covers a portion of the voucher holder’s rent based on their income. These programs include:
Rapid Rehousing is a time-limited subsidy that gradually decreases as the tenant stabilizes and finds housing outside of the Homelessness Response System. Tenants live in private-market units and access supportive services, including case management and housing retention assistance.
- The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development manages DAHLIA, an online portal for affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in San Francisco. Visit the online portal.
- Get information about how people experiencing homelessness can access housing resources through Coordinated Entry.
- Learn about housing resources specific for veterans.
- Get information about HSH’s Housing Ladder program, which offers PSH tenants the opportunity to move to more independent living.
- Access data about vacancies in HSH’s site-based PSH portfolio.