Homeless Information and Resources

Following the onset of the pandemic, the City of Sacramento immediately allocated CARES Act funding to assist people experiencing homelessness.

The City, in partnership with the County of Sacramento and other service providers, formed the COVID-19 Response Team, which has established hundreds of isolation/quarantine units for unsheltered individuals to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The team is working to transition those individuals into more permanent housing, with support from the State of California’s Project Roomkey and Homekey initiatives.

CARES Act funding have been used to bolster homeless services offered by City of Refuge and Saint John’s Program for Real Change, launch a “sobering center” to help people overcome substance addictions and provide encampment cleanup and other mitigation services for neighborhoods. Funding also is being used to support several homeless aversion programs, as well as purchase manufactured homes and motels to increase local housing stock.

If you or someone you know needs access to homeless services, please contact 211.


The City, County, SHRA and Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) are collaboratively leading the Sacramento Homelessness COVID-19 Response Team, which is a part of a broader County and City emergency and public health response to COVID-19. The Response Team has been developing a coordinated framework and action plan to help meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness during this current public health crisis.