Homeless Information and Resources
Following the onset of the pandemic, The City of Sacramento, in partnership with the County of Sacramento, Sacramento Steps Forward and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, formed the COVID-19 Response Team, which established hundreds of isolation/quarantine units for unsheltered individuals to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The team continues its work to transition those individuals into more permanent housing, with support from the State of California’s Project Roomkey and Homekey initiatives.
The City also used federal funding it received 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. In addition, funding is being used to support several homeless aversion programs as well as purchase manufactured homes and motels to increase local housing stock.
The COVID-19 Response Team, in coordination with Sacramento County Public Health and other agencies, also has been an active partner working to vaccinate people experiencing homelessness. Please visit the County’s vaccination webpage for more information on where to access vaccines.
If you or someone you know needs access to homeless services, please contact 211.