Veteran Success Story

Clifford & Gary

This is the emotional story of two twin brothers who escaped from Nazi persecution in WWII, served in Vietnam, only to suddenly become homeless.

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What is Sacramento Steps Forward?

Sacramento Steps Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness in our region through collaboration, innovation, and connecting people to services. Walking side-by-side with our partners, we seek to provide people experiencing homelessness with the support and services they need to find stability and long term housing.

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The Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed by the US Housing and Urban Development to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Sacramento Steps Forward is the lead agency for the CoC in Sacramento and collaborates with a 25 member stakeholder Advisory Board

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Our Approach

As one of the few nonprofit organizations in the country responsible for managing US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for homelessness granted under the The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, we are uniquely positioned to collaborate with our partners to develop innovative regional solutions that connect people to the services they need.


Housing first focuses on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed.

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Coordinating Entry

Coordinated entry relies on common assessment, prioritization based on vulnerability, and matching individuals with the appropriate housing and services.

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Our Progress

The data generated through the Homeless Management Information System and Coordinated Entry provides Sacramento Steps Forward with critical insights into the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, program cost-effectiveness, system- and program-level efficiency, and system gaps.

Community Spotlight

Stay informed with current events about homelessness and the impact Sacramento Steps Forward and it’s partners are making in the community.

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Combating homelessness: Where do we go from here?

Years ago, Matthew Duval said he worked for Microsoft, then later for an aviation company. Finally, he said, he went into property management, because the…

Sac PD, homeless advocates help woman get new house after months on the streets

Sacramento leaders are taking some new measures to get people off the streets and thanks to the Sacramento Police Department impact team, people like Alicia…

This is the best hope for helping Sacramento’s homeless

Sacramento Steps Forward released a new report Monday that provides the sobering confirmation that, just as in other major cities across our state, the number…

Sacramento sees a startling surge in homeless people. Who they are might surprise you

Shawn Porter woke up in William Land Park on Friday and smoked a Marlboro Red for breakfast not far from the zoo where he worked…

Homelessness increased in Sacramento by 30 percent since 2015

Today Sacramento Steps Forward released the results of their homelessness Point-In-Time count, which we took part in during our documentary on homelessness in Sacramento. Of…

Homelessness in Sacramento
Does Sacramento have the political will to address homelessness?

Our community can do so much better. We can. And we will, together. The report released this week estimating more than 2,000 people are living…

How You Can Get Involved

We partner with amazing people…

Sacramento Self-help Housing
Sacramento County
Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
City of Sacramento
Volunteers of America
US Bank
Loaves and Fishes
Next Move
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