An exciting example of interim housing is Cathedral House, a shelter for homeless adults. The staff at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament refer most of the clients. Participants in this program can stay up to 90 days. Our staff develops individual case plans for each resident, focusing on housing, employment, and medical needs. We help them achieve their goals.
Tenants in a housing crisis or dispute need a reliable resource for information about their rights and obligations as renters. SSHH provides a helpline for tenants that provides education and dispute resolution. This helps to keep families in their homes.
SSHH staff provides housing counseling and referral services for veterans in crisis. SSHH staff partners with the Veterans Affairs Northern California Healthcare System, and since 2010, assessed veterans’ needs, provided a list of housing options, and then assisted them in completing the applications. We housed 66 veterans in 2015 and a total of 432 since 2010.
2017 was another great year for Sacramento Self-Help Housing. Check out our 2017 annual report, "The Impact of Hope," below.