Street Sheet: 

Resources for the Unhoused 

Be Encouraged Inc

FYI: Measure O – Emergency Shelter and Enforcement Act was passed by 52% of city voters in November. It prohibits camping on public property and includes a misdemeanor fine for people who refuse to move after they are offered available shelter.

Call 211 or find on the internet homeless resources:


Sacramento County Emergency Shelter Reservation List


So that we can keep everyone safe in emergency shelter, we do a background check on all adults. We look for persons who are registered sex offenders, have been convicted of a violent crime within the last five years and for persons who have outstanding warrants for a violent crime. Please don’t share this information with me now. In the event a background check comes back as having one or more of these flags, we will help the family but outside of the emergency shelter. This information will not affect any benefits you have applied for or are receiving. Do you understand that if we continue with this intake, you and any adult in your family will have a background check ran by DHA.”

Sacramento Cottage Housing Inc:


“Our two housing sites, Bishop Francis A. Quinn Cottages and Joseph Serna Village, provide transitional shelter as well as support services to enable the homeless to get back on their feet. These services include addiction relapse prevention; health screening and referral; life skills training in practical matters like budgeting; and help enrolling in school, looking for work, applying for government benefits, and finding permanent housing. Since opening in November 1997, the 60 one-bedroom cottages of Quinn Cottages has offered homeless individuals, couples, and single parent/single child families a place to call home. Serna Village, which opened at the decommissioned McClellan Air Force Base in February 2002, provides 40 two- and three-bedroom refurbished duplexes for larger homeless families.”




VOA mission is to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. Throughout our local history, VOA has operated programs addressing a variety of community needs; while programs have changed over time, they maintain a strong emphasis on ending homelessness, supporting the most vulnerable, and transforming the community into a stronger, healthier place.


Emergency Shelter

·   X Street Navigation (men and women in the area) 916 440-1382

·       Meadowview Navigation 2700 Meadowview Rd 916 917-3202

·   Senior Safe House (APS 916 874-9377)

·   Residential Family Shelter (211)


Steps to Recovery:

To get into the program a prospective client first needs to contact the Adult System of Care (SOC): 3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 120 Sacramento, CA 95826.

The SOC will conduct an AOD assessment and determine county eligibility as well as help determine level of care for a client. If the client needs Peri-natal Residential treatment, they are referred to a Sacramento County ADS Intake Coordinator located at WellSpace/Strategies for Change S Williams Bourgh Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823. You can contact them directly at (916) 395-3552 ext. 3272. 

The Intake Coordinator will schedule an intake as well as a Mental Health Screening, place the client on our wait list, or place the client in beginner's group for Interim Services and/or further assessment.

Low-income housing through VOA:

Centennial Place Apartments

3525 Myrtle Avenue

P.O. Box 502

North Highlands, CA 95660

(916) 515-9585

East Cliff Village

1635 Tremont Drive

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 462-2400



2844 Wright Street

Sacramento, CA 95821

(916) 488-0171


Manzanita Place

1019 Madden Lane

Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 773-5770


Quarry Oaks Apartments

3950 Evelyn Avenue

Rocklin, CA 95677

(916) 624-6512


Rolling Oaks

5725 Shannon Bay Drive

Rocklin, CA 95677

(916) 630-9415


Union Gospel Mission:

9-month men’s recovery program. Must apply in person. 

Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM 

400 Bannon Street – 916 447-3268


Men’s Shelter Requirements:

Sign-ups are nightly at 5:30 PM and are conducted on a “1st Come / 1st Serve” basis. NEWCOMERS are given first priority. (Newcomer: someone who has never stayed overnight or has not stayed overnight for at least one year.)

· Must have a Photo ID and TB Card.

· Must claim bed between 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM daily.

· Beds can be claimed for up to 7 days and must attend the 7:30 PM Chapel Service.

Men’s Clothing Closet and Showers are open. Men can come and receive clothing, hygiene items, and showers at any of the times below:

· Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:45 PM

· Friday and Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 AM only

· Sundays and Holidays: Closed


Women’s Clothing Closet is Open on Thursdays:

Women and Children are welcome to receive free clothing and mentorship from loving volunteers in a Christ-centered environment

· Every Thursday from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

· Starts with ½ hour Bible Study and refreshments will be served.

· May receive FREE items twice per month.

· You are welcome to join the Bible Study every Thursday

· Must be here by 9:30 and have I.D.  No late arrivals accepted.


 Mutual Housing California:


The mission of Mutual Housing California is to develop, operate and advocate for sustainable housing that builds strong communities through resident participation and leadership development. Mutual Housing owns and operates 19 affordable housing communities in Sacramento and Yolo Counties. We also make many referrals to other housing resources when we cannot meet the needs of those seeking housing. 916.453.8400


Applicants should contact each individual property for details regarding requirements and to apply. Application online.


Mutual Housing at the Highlands 6010 34th St.   North Highlands, CA 95660  

(916) 349‐8187


Lavender Courtyard by Mutual Housing 1612 F Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Upcoming Senior Community


Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill 6000 Lemon Hill Ave.  Sac, CA 95824  

(916) 388‐9514


Mutual Housing at Sky Park 5500 Sky Parkway , Sac, CA 95823 

(916) 392‐4171


Mutual Housing at Norwood I, II, III 3335 Norwood Ave, Sac, CA 95838 

                 (916) 649‐3462


Mutual Housing at Dixieanne 1048 Dixieanne Ave, Sac, CA 95815 

 (916) 923‐1624

Glen Ellen Mutual Housing Community 2394 Glen Ellen Cr,  Sac, CA 95822  

                 (916) 428‐0727

Mutual Housing on the Greenway 6311 Sampson Blvd, Sac, CA 95824 

(916) 399‐8644


Mutual Housing at River Garden 2201 Northview Dr, Sac, CA 95833 

(916) 922‐7058


Victory Townhomes Mutual Housing Community 1075 Dixieanne Ave, Sac, CA 95815  

(916) 923‐1624


 General Qualifications for Rental Applicants:

1. Must pass the credit check and background check (criminal check included).

2. Must demonstrate an ability to pay rent.

3. Previous landlords must give a good recommendation.

4. Must make below certain income limits depending on unit and household size.


Women’s Empowerment:


For women experiencing homelessness, training to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle and regain housing. Women’s Empowerment’s nine-week, job readiness and empowerment program is open to women over the age of 18 who are experiencing (or at risk of) housing insecurity.


916-669-2307 call to schedule next available orientation.


Mercy Housing:


Call each community directly if you or your family would like to rent a low-income apartment home at one of Mercy Housing’s communities. When you call, the community staff can answer questions regarding apartment availability, rent, income requirements or restrictions and how to obtain an application for housing. Takes felonies and evictions into consideration.


Boulevard Court (Stockton Blvd) 916 393-7478

Serna Village (McClellan) 916 564-7060

Quinn Cottages (across from Pipeworks) 916 492-9065

MLK Village (Oak Park) 916 393-7478

Colonia San Martin (Florin) 916 392-5291

7th and H Street (Downtown) 916 520-8641

Courtyards on Orange Grove (North Highlands) 916 488-4100

Lance Apartments (Carmichael) 916 482-6460

Land Park Woods 916 442-0323

Village Park (Norwood) 926 922-4438

St Johns Program for Real Change:


Saint John’s Program for Real Change is a comprehensive 12–18-month residential program for women experiencing homelessness and their children. Call 916 453-1482 for availability and next steps to join the Program.


Emergency Respite Program for women in crisis. Provides up to 7 days of shelter. 916 453-1482.


HOPE Cooperative:


Emergency Crisis Respite for 23 hours. serves any individual in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others. Call 916-RESPITE (737-7483).


New Direction Program Full-Service Partnership, contracted with the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services New Direction provides individually tailored services for the achievement and maintenance of a stable and satisfying life in the community. Our clients are people experiencing homelessness and have a serious mental illness. Clients receive intensive case management and mental health services as well as HUD funded housing subsidies. Call (916) 993-4131


First Steps Communities:

First Step Communities creates interim housing and emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.  Here, they will live in safety, dignity, and receive the services needed, and take the first step away from homelessness toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.


North A Campus

To join our program you would need to be residing within the River District of Sacramento. If you meet that qualification, you are welcome to come down and fill out a Self-Referral form to join our waitlist. Once you come in and fill out that form, my best advice is to check in every 2 to 3 days until there is an availability. 1400 North A Street, Building A.


Next Move Homeless Services, Francis House Center


Francis House Center

1422 C Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 443-2646

Hours of operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm


Bus Passes: Each client can receive (1) daily bus pass during a seven-day period with validated proof of appointment.

Clothing Donation Center: Clients can select garments or items six times during a six-month period.

Veteran’s Services: A VA representative is available every Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00am (no appointment needed).

Resource Coaching: Clients can schedule a one-on-one meeting with a resource coach, to set goals and identify detailed resources for receiving assistance and planning their next life steps.

Diversion Program: Assistance for low-income families with utilities, first month’s rent, eviction avoidance (please ask a resource specialist at Francis House to determine eligibility).

California Identification: The full cost for a California identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles is $35. Clients can receive a DMV Identification voucher for $8 during our regular lobby hours.

(To quality, applicants must currently receive public benefits and provide one of the following: Cal-Fresh/EBT card, Medi-Cal card, Cal-Works card, Notice of Action of Benefits, D.H.A. printout, SSI award/benefit letter, or release paperwork from a county or state correctional facility.)

Job Development Center: Clients can receive one on one assistance with internet job searching, resume and cover letter development, phone/fax access, financial education, and employment fairs. Clients must present a bill or other document with their name on it and attend an orientation to use services.

Family Shelter: Our 85-bed Family Shelter campus provides emergency shelter with intensive supportive services to homeless families with dependent children, including single fathers and males over the age of 14. Our Family Shelter is for families with minor children under the age of 18 years in their permanent custody.


·    Families seeking shelter access must register with the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance, either in-person or online, to access shelter, services, and resources provided by Next Move and other family shelter providers in Sacramento County. To register online, please visit:


·   For on-site computer services and in-person assistance, visit one of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance locations listed below, Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm:

Sacramento County DHA Central:

·       2700 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821

Sacramento County DHA North:

·   5747 Watt Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660

·   3960 Research Drive, Sacramento, CA 95838

Sacramento County DHA East

·       10013 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA 95827

Sacramento County DHA South:

·       2450 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95822

·       210 North Lincoln Way, Galt, CA 95632


Permanent Supportive Housing offers long-term stable housing and services to support individuals and families who need ongoing assistance to maintain housing stability and prepare to enter the job market, school, and other community activities. Next Move’s Permanent Supportive Housing programs serve a broad range of needs. Across roughly 200 units of housing in locations throughout Sacramento County, Next Move – along with its partners – provides specialized case management, mental health, youth development, and employment services to families, individuals with disabilities, veterans, senior citizens, former foster youth, and others.

Access to Next Move’s Permanent Supportive Housing programs is available through referral only. Individuals and families can obtain support, access services, and find more information by doing the following: