Our Needs 

SSHH is in need of 20 four, five, and six detached single-family homes in Sacramento County to support our housing programs. 

Who We Lease From 

Various individual homeowners, brokers, property management companies, and investors. 

Benefits of Leasing to SSHH

  • Landlords are guaranteed rent payments always paid in full. Rents paid are based on Fair Market Rent for the county where the home is located. Rent payments are made in full regardless of the occupancy level.

  • Your lease is solely with our agency, SSHH. Our Executive Director signs each lease. We have been doing this successfully since 2006, and currently, lease over 200 homes.

  • SSHH is a long term tenant. That means - no turnover costs.

  • SSHH is responsible for screening all participants of the program and, when needed, executing leases.

  • SSHH assumes all responsibility for any participant caused damages.

  • SSHH has an onsite house leader that lives at the property to ensure maintenance issues are reported promptly.

  • SSHH has a rental housing services department to address repairs and inspect properties at least twice a year.

  • SSHH has a case management team that visits the house at least weekly and ensures participants’ compliance with the house rules and leases.

How Does Leasing to SSHH Work?

  • Leasing to SSHH means that the owner of the rental property receives one monthly rent check from the tenant (SSHH) regardless of occupancy levels. 
  • As the tenant, SSHH takes care of day-to-day operations, property management, participant-caused damage and participant selection. This is worry-free leasing! 
  • Leasing to SSHH benefits local governments, businesses, and providers by expanding much-needed affordable housing.

A Few Words From Our Landlords 

“Working with SSHH is a win-win proposition. I use my construction skills to fix up houses and improve neighborhoods. I try to configure each house in a way where six people can live comfortably. SSHH provides a house monitor and infrastructure so the houses can be maintained. It’s nice to get a regular rent check in the mail, and not to have the burden and loss of revenue involved with a turnover of renters. I’d tell others who are considering whether or not to partner with SSHH that I’ve enjoyed getting to know the house monitors and people who live there. Also, providing housing to people in need is difficult, but essential.”

- Bruce Morse, Owner of 7 SSHH Homes.

- Craig Letvin, Owner of 2 SSHH Homes.

Interested?  

Have questions, concerns, or an interest in leasing to SSHH? Email Patti Uplinger, our Housing Acquisition Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is HART?

HART (Homeless Assistance Resource Team) is a network of nonprofits dedicated to organizing passionate individuals in support of the local homeless population. Knowing that homelessness transcends municipal lines, SSHH organizes individuals, churches, small businesses, and partner agencies to garner resources for the homeless in communities like Elk Grove, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, and Midtown Sacramento. Though each HART group is their own independent 501(c)3 organization, all groups are founded on the principle that developing a community of support is the best way to assist those most vulnerable. 


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Where is HART?

Today, there are 9 HART groups in existence. Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Carmichael, Arden Arcade, North Sacramento, South Sacramento, and Midtown. 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 a medium for community members to give back, and fight for the local vulnerable population.

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 - 5 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 work 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.
  • Respite Center - Midtown HART hosts a weekly respite center. The Respite Center is a place where homeless community members can warm up, get water, coffee, and a snack, and connect with service providers. 
  • Parking Lot Shelter (PLS) - North Sacramento HART provides a parking lot shelter for homeless community members sleeping in their cars. The PLS is a model adopted from Oakland and Los Angeles where community members have a safe space to park overnight and eat dinner and breakfast.   
  • 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 Student Connect resource fair for homeless students in the San Juan Unified School District, and Folsom prepares meals and hygiene kits for those living on the street.

HARTs information.

HART was started as a way to engage the local community and bring much-needed services to the suburban areas of Sacramento County. Today the need for these services transcends municipal lines. In 2019 HART expanded to Arden Arcade, North Sacramento, South Sacramento, and Midtown. In 2020, HART is expected to expand to Fair Oaks/Orangeville and West Sacramento.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, check out their website for the most up to day HART news and meeting times and information www.hartstogether.org

To transform the lives of those who are chronically homeless and disabled, SSHH provides Permanent Supportive Housing. The goal of SSHH’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program is to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people coming from the streets and emergency shelters. Through a partnership with Sacramento Steps Forward, we eliminate the barriers to housing that keep these individuals on the streets.

Currently, SSHH’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program shelters 200+ recently chronically homeless and disabled Sacramento County residents. 

Each client in SSHH’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program is linked with a case manager, who makes weekly house visits, assists with problem resolution, conducts intake assessments and develops client-driven Individual Case Plans (ICP) and provides supportive services to meet the goals in the case plan. Participants are provided referrals based on the barriers identified in ICPs in the 8 assessment domains of: alcohol and drug, medical, legal, psycho-social, education, financial, family and housing.

Case Managers also assist participants with accessing educational programs, employment training and with seeking employment when appropriate. Referrals to mainstream resources (GA, SSDI DHS, Social Security, VA, MediCal, employment services through SETA, and other government entities) are also provided in an effort to increase income.

As one of the leading housing services agencies in Sacramento, Sacramento Self-Help Housing partners with various organizations to provide housing expertise to those in need of affordable, sustainable, and safe housing.

SSHH also provides low barrier housing counseling at Friendship Park, Loaves and Fishes.

Through funding from Sacramento County and surrounding cities, SSHH provides homeless Navigation services in Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, North Sacramento, South Sacramento, and on the American River. If you live in one of the aforementioned areas of Sacramento and are in need of housing counseling, please call our office at (916) 341-0593 to make an appointment.

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Renters Helpline 

SSHH also provides free help with tenant-landlord and fair housing issues. 

If you would like to speak with the renter's helpline call: (916) 389-7877

More information can be found here: https://www.rentershelpline.org/en/

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 anyone, 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 houses across Sacramento. Recently, they’ve paired with Sacramento County to facilitate a 75 bed scattered site emergency shelter for those living on the banks of the America River. Below is a video outlining the success of that partnership.

Currently, our Interim housing department provides shelter and case management services to over 150 individuals and 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

SSHH Always Appreciates your generous donations that help achieve our mission!