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We are transforming the way providers, donors, and policymakers collaborate to end homelessness in our region. Through innovative public-private collaborations,  funding results-oriented programs, and increasing public education and participation, we are making a difference daily.

You can partner with us by sponsoring a program, which will allow us to continue helping individuals and families with children into permanent housing and continue to decrease the number of people who are chronically homeless in our region.



Notice of Funding Opportunities | Request For Proposals:

This competition is closed.

Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF), on behalf of the Sacramento Continuum of Care (CoC) is issuing a Letter of Interest (LOI) Request for interested providers.

SSF is seeking to identify providers who have the interest and capacity to operate one or more of these existing HUD-funded programs, which were operated by Sacramento Self-Help Housing (SSHH). SSF has been operating these specific programs since May 25, 2023.

SSF is seeking a replacement provider(s) for the following Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects:

  • Friendship Housing FY22 (6/30/24): $1,815,014 – Bed Capacity: 144
  • New Community FY21 (9/30/23): $ 899,815* – Bed Capacity: 64
  • New Community FY22 (9/30/24): $ 899,815 – Bed Capacity: 64

Please submit an LOI by July 24, 2023 if you believe you have the interest and capabilities to successfully provide these programs. You may send the letter via email with a subject line of “Letter of Interest” to:

Sacramento Steps Forward

C/O Mr. Rolf Davidson, Programs Director

For those who submit an LOI, please include qualifications based on page 4 Provider Eligibility.” SSF will work with interested providers to share updated information as may be helpful during this transfer and transition process.

Please see the LOI Request for details and contact for questions. Please also share this with your networks who may be interested and eligible.

LOI Timeline

Letter of Interest ReleaseJuly 10, 2023
Letter of Interest DueJuly 24, 2023

Scheduled time for provider questions.

Sessions will be dedicated to each specific provider

July 26–August 11, 2023
Determination of next stepsAugust 18, 2023
New Provider begins operationsTBD

This RFP is closed. 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Consulting Services: HUD CoC NOFO Annual Projects Competition, Year-Round Performance Review and Other NOFO-Related Support

The Sacramento City and County Continuum of Care is in need of critical support for the upcoming HUD NOFO Program Competition, in particular the local competition portion. We have released a modified request for proposals.

Proposals are due Friday, May 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Please read the updated request here.  Please refer to the original RFP here for more information.

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Additional Information & Updates  


Rapid Access to Problem Solving (RAPS)  

Update on RAPS Access Points Request for Proposals: 


Thank you to the agencies who submitted proposals in response to the Rapid Access to Problem Solving (RAPS) access points Request for Proposals (RFP). A panel of non-conflicted members of the CoC Coordinated Entry System (CES) Committee and CoC Board, as well as SSF CES Team staff, reviewed all proposals submitted using criteria published in the RFP.  Based on the panel review, we are excited to announce the agencies selected to move forward in the award process.  Pending confirmation from proposers to accept the funds awarded and successful contracting processes, the following agencies will serve as the new access points for the RAPS pilot program:

  • LGBTQ Center
  • Sacramento Self Help Housing
  • South Sacramento Assistance Resource Team

The review panel prioritized funding decisions based on the strengths of each agency’s proposal, as well as funding a cohort of projects that are well-equipped to collectively improve access to the system for people experiencing homelessness in the community.


Data Analytics and Research Team

When it comes to homelessness, hyperbole rules and facts drool. We seek to disrupt that unfortunate reality with our data team who are on the leading edge of homeless data analytics and research, and will provide stakeholders and decision makers the factual information they need to find real solutions. Costs include data analytics tools, data visualization resources, and staff costs.


Access Points

Newly developed Access Points provide people experiencing homelessness with scheduled appointments with trained staff to learn about resources that may be available to them and to be assessed for housing programs managed by the Continuum of Care. Access Points provide an economy of scale that cannot be matched by the Outreach Teams. Each Access Point offers a unique sponsorship opportunity.

Email us at if you are interested in supporting Sacramento Steps Forward programs through sponsorship or have additional ideas, questions, or comments.

Check this page for new information and updates. Updated: April 4th, 2023.