Sacramento Region Awarded $29.7 Million to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Steps Forward, the nonprofit lead agency for the region’s homelessness Continuum of Care (CoC), announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Sacramento region $29.7 million to fund 31 projects designed to move individuals and families experiencing homelessness into permanent housing with access to supportive services, and to help them achieve long-term stability.
An estimated 450 continuums of care from throughout the country compete each year for an estimated $2.7 billion to serve people experiencing homelessness. The HUD CoC funding program is the largest single source of federal grant funding for homeless services and programs.
The Sacramento City and County CoC is the HUD-designated entity that guides the regional responses to homelessness. Comprised of a 30 -member body of stakeholder representatives, it makes decisions about funding and guides conversations about homelessness policy and programs. As required by HUD, the CoC receives proposals from community service providers, scores them based on HUD and local requirements, and submits the applications to HUD each year.
“We are grateful to the federal government for continuing to support the range of projects that all work toward rapid housing, supportive services and permanent housing and stability,” said Lisa Bates, Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento Steps Forward. “It acknowledges our community’s proven capability to harness best practices and reflects faith in our evidence-based community approaches toward ending homelessness.”
The majority of the 31 awards renew and sustain various homelessness services programs. Combined, these critical funds will continue to finance 2,367 beds and add 210 new beds to the homelessness response system. Seven first-time awards include:
  • Two projects that rapidly rehouse survivors of domestic violence;
  • Three supportive housing projects for those experiencing chronic homelessness; and
  • Two awards to improve coordination of regional homelessness response.

In addition to funding programs that use a housing-first approach, reduce homelessness and criminalization of people experiencing homelessness, the HUD grants also support partnerships between housing and health agencies, work to reduce racial disparities, and the foster engagement of people with lived experience in decision making.

HUD funding also supports the CoC planning activities and a homelessness management information system (HMIS). HMIS is used to collect client- level data on housing and services and uses the data in a variety of ways, including evaluating project performance, providing insights to shape future actions and for the preparation of federal reporting.

A list of all projects and sponsoring organizations include:

New Projects

  • Esperanza Sacramento – TLCS dba Hope Cooperative – $716,409
  • Joy of Living – Lao Family Community Development – $454,465
  • Lavender Court – Lutheran Social Services – $310,961
  • TPCP Pathways Alternative Housing Project – Turning Point Community Programs – $555,345
  • TPCP Pathways Fairview & Bravado Project – Turning Point Community Programs – $206,384

Renewal Projects

  • Achieving Change Together (ACT) – Lutheran Social Services – $507,275
  • Boulevard Court – Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Authority (SHRA) – $203,906
  • Building Bridges Program – Lutheran Social Services – $373,680
  • Connections – Lutheran Social Services – $550,602
  • Friendship Housing – Sacramento Self-Help Housing – $1,857,967
  • Home at Last – Next Move – $437,908
  • HOPE RA – TLCS dba Hope Cooperative – $2,804,461
  • Mather Veterans Village – Mercy Housing – $181,540
  • ReHousing Project – My Sister’s House – $291,557
  • Mutual Housing at the Highlands – Lutheran Social Services – $441,789
  • New Community – Sacramento Self-Help Housing – $930,999
  • Omega Permanent Supportive Housing Project – Next Move – $452,641
  • Quinn Cottages – Cottage Housing – $318,083
  • reSTART – Volunteers of America – $3,443,499
  • Saybrook Permanent Supportive Housing Project – Lutheran Social Services – $575,765
  • Senior Connect – Lutheran Social Services – $592,804
  • Shared Community – Sacramento Self-Help Housing – $933,156
  • Shasta Hotel – SHRA – $197,691
  • Shelter Plus Care TRA – SHRA – $6,301,155
  • Step Up Sacramento – Next Move – $3,275,215
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking – Opening Doors – $698,024
  • Youth Connect – Lutheran Social Services – $409,918

Administrative Projects

  • Planning Project 2021 – SSF – $791,446
  • Sacramento Coordinated Entry System – SSF – $300,000
  • Sacramento Domestic Violence Survivors System – SSF – $325,658
  • Sacramento HMIS – SSF – $273,194

Check the 2021 CoC Program Competition page for more information.

Download the Press Release.

Last Updated: Mar. 24, 2022