Sacramento Self-Help Housing works with households that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. If someone is currently homeless, SSHH can provide shelter resources and long-term housing options. For each new household a Housing Navigator completes an intake assessment to identify barriers like bad credit, past evictions, and legal concerns. The Housing Navigator will also help assess each client’s potential like income, positive rental history, and personal references. After an intake, the Housing Navigators can provide referrals based on each households needs.
SSHH educates each household on the type of housing they will be able to sustain based on their individual situation. Some SSHH clients can only afford a shared living space while others can find an apartment for themselves and their family.
SSHH supports each client in the application process by assisting with completing the application to rent and following up with properties and landlords.
SSHH currently provides services in cooperation with the city of Citrus Heights, the city of Elk Grove, the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, Sacramento Children’s Home, and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Renters Helpline SSHH also provides free help with tenant-landlord disputes and fair housing issues. If you would like to speak with the Renters Helpline please call: (916) 389-7877