San Francisco Direct Access to Housing
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
Run by the San Francisco Department of Public Health since 1998, the Direct Access to Housing Program is a permanent supportive housing program for homeless residents. The program houses 1,500 formerly homeless, extremely low income people across 35 sites. In 2014, the program expanded to serve 138 additional tenants at new sites. The program provides housing through Single Room Occupancy hotels, set-aside units in new affordable housing developments, and units in residential care facilities. All sites provide services to tenants to improve health and wellbeing, and support tenants seeking benefits and access to medical and mental health treatment. All tenants usually pay a portion of their income (30% or 50%) towards rent.
Funding comes from the City of San Francisco's General Fund, as well as federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant funding. Revenue is also generated from tenant rent.
Contact: Wolfgang Stuwe, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 415-557-5000, [email protected]