Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (DHA) is activating its severe weather sheltering program ahead of colder weather in addition to rain forecasted for several days this week. With rain and colder temperatures forecasted beginning Thursday for several consecutive days, homeless outreach partners will be actively issuing motel vouchers beginning Thursday to highly vulnerable unsheltered persons. The respite shelter program will remain active until Tuesday morning when the rain is predicted to dissipate.
Participants in the weather respite sheltering program will work with their referring party on transportation to and from the motel and are allowed to bring partners, pets and possessions with them for the duration of their stay. Capacity will depend on motel room availability at the County’s partner motels.
An evacuation center has been set up at Creekside Adult Center at 2641 Kent Dr, Sacramento, CA 95821 for residents that may experience flooding from local creeks and storm drainage areas.
The Department of Human Assistance (DHA) will be opening 2 DHA lobbies for use as warming centers beginning Sunday at 8 a.m., at the following DHA locations:
In addition to the motel voucher respite program, the Department of Human Assistance released an RFQ
seeking services to support homeless outreach activities, including sanctioned encampment and safe parking sites. This is a continuous filing RFQ with quarterly cut-off dates. The first cut-off date is Nov. 24, 2021.
Outside of weather respite response, the County already runs programs, shelters and rehousing services that serve hundreds of people year round.
- VOA Family Shelter: 20 families
- Next Move Family Shelter: 20 families
- Mather Interim Shelter: 140 single adults
- North A shelter: 80 single adults
- Full Service Rehousing (Scattered Site): 115 adults
- Emergency Motel vouchers: 20 households
- Domestic Violence shelters: 162 beds (adults and children)
- Youth Emergency Shelter: 6 youth
- Project Roomkey: 330 individuals
- Senior Safe House: 6 Seniors
- Mather: 25 families
- Adolfo for Foster Youth: 68 youth households
- Youth Transitional Housing: 12 youth
- Flexible Supportive Rehousing Program: 250 households
- Flexible Housing Program: 304 households
- Flexible Housing Program Project Room Key: 200
- Bell Street: 22 adults
- 9th Street Co-op: 15 adults
- MHSA Supportive Housing: 221 Units
- Palmer House: 48 adults
Additional Housing programs with fluid capacity:
- Bringing Families Home
- Home Safe
- Rapid Re-housing for Seniors
- CalWORKs Housing Support Program
- CalWORKs Temporary Homeless Assistance
- CalWORKs Permanent Homeless Assistance
- Francis House Diversion Program for Families