Sacramento Self-Help Housing Inc.
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Organization Details

Programs

Description
What is interim housing? By embracing the housing first model, SSHH's interim housing department helps those that are recently chronically homeless transition to a life of sustainable, permanent, and safe housing through holistic and intensive case management services.

SSHH's interim housing department embraces the philosophy that everyone, regardless of physical, financial, or mental limitation CAN achieve permanent housing with a healthy environment and the right type of supportive services.

The SSHH interim housing department operates 34 houses across Sacramento. Recently, they've paired with Sacramento County to facilitate a 60 bed scattered site emergency shelter for those living on the banks of the America River. Below is a video outlining the success of that program.

Currently, our Interim housing department provides shelter and case management services to 144 individuals, including five families. Over the course of 2018, they've had a 96% success rate of transitioning clients into permanent housing, at an innovational low cost, as compared to conventional alternatives like motels, overnight shelters, and jail cells.

Want more information about our interim housing programs? Email us at info@sacselfhelp.org.

Also, check out our San Joaquin County affiliate program - www.stocktonselfhelp.org.

Budget
$1,300,000
Program Successes
- 96% success rate. Success is defined in terms of moving individuals and families from the interim housing situation into a permanent, sustainable housing situation.


Description
What is HART? HART is a network of nonprofits dedicated to organizing passionate individuals in support of the local homeless population. In 2010, SSHH noticed a lack of housing resources outside of the metropolitan Sacramento Area. Knowing that homelessness transcends municipal lines, SSHH organized individuals, churches, small businesses, and partner agencies to garner resources for communities like Elk Grove, Carmichael, and Citrus Heights.

Where is HART? Today, there are eight HART groups in existence. Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Carmichael, Arden Arcade, North Sacramento, and South Sacramento. Each one of these HART groups is an independent organization working to identify local issues related to homelessness, while also proposing solutions and acting as medium for community members to give back, and fight for the local homeless population.

I have a HART for the homeless, how do I get involved?

SSHH's HART is growing to meet the needs of the Sacramento community. If you'd like to get involved with one of the existing HART's, start a new HART, or learn more about our exciting programs email kbennett@sacselfhelp.org

Budget
$55,000
Program Successes
Though each HART group is independent, many of the groups have similar goals to address the needs of their communities. Below are a few of these successes:
- Winter Shelter: Five of the HART groups operate a rotating winter shelter during the coldest months of the year. Folsom, Elk Grove, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, and Rancho Cordova HARTs collectively house 200+ homeless individuals per night.
- Transitional Housing: Elk Grove, Carmichael, and Folsom operate transitional houses for homeless individuals and families. Each of these houses works with SSHH to transition the recently homeless onto a path of sustainable, safe, affordable, and permanent housing.
- Navigation Services: All of the HART groups work with SSHH's homeless navigators to identify and house the local homeless. Many of the HART groups arm their navigators with bus passes and other supplies to aid in their outreach work.
- Community Events: All of the HART have yearly networking and resource fairs to help the homeless in their communities. For example, Carmichael HART has a backpack donation drive, Citrus Heights hosts a Veterans Stand Down Resource Fair, and Folsom prepare meals and hygiene kits for those living on the street.
Description
To transform the lives of those who are chronically homeless and disabled, we provide Permanent Supportive Housing. We developed this housing program to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people coming from the streets and emergency shelters. In partnership with Sacramento Steps Forward, we eliminate the barriers to housing that keep these individuals on the streets. They connect to mainstream services and work to better their lives. We established a shared-housing model in response to the great need for safe and stable housing in our region. Using the model of leasing a home and subleasing to the tenants, we provide bedrooms to residents who benefit from low rent as well as a close-knit community. Property owners are in a unique position to help the homeless.
Budget
$1,800,000
Program Successes
- Last year, we launched New Community, an exciting project offering 60 additional beds.
- In 2016, we housed 109 chronically homeless and disabled people.
- In 2017, we housed 200 chronically homeless and disabled people.
- in 2018, we housed 245 chronically homeless and disabled people.
Description
Our counselors are experts in the local housing market. They educate our clients on the application process and provide interview tips and referrals. In 2016, we expanded our counseling to two additional sites: Birth and Beyond, and Mutual Assistance Network. We now offer housing counseling in ten sites, to better meet the needs of our community. In addition, last August we expanded our Citrus Heights Navigator program to offer full-time assistance. Our navigator helps homeless people to find permanent homes by tackling barriers to safe and stable housing.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
- We work with our clients one-on-one and build strong relationships with the numerous resources in Sacramento County to guarantee the highest success rate for the individuals and families that we help.
Description
We assist people who face the loss of their housing to either: preserve their housing or to be re-housed into new housing they can afford. We provide tenant-landlord mediation for at-risk tenants and their landlords by establishing a working relationship. Our clients exclusively consist of low income households and we are successful in over 90% of the cases in preserving housing or re-housing the household.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
- Our success working with individuals and/or families in jeopardy of losing their housing or in uncomfortable living situations, can be measured by our 90% success rate of keeping individuals housed (i.e. homeless prevention).