Homeless Services FROM HHS
Placer County Health and Human Services offers a number of services for individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, including: prevention, outreach/engagement, emergency shelter, interim/transitional and permanent supportive housing, supportive services and more. Find more information and links to these services below.
Prevention services help families from needing emergency shelter by providing services that help them remain in housing or find another housing solution. Some of Placer's prevention programs include:
|Benefits programs that serve low-income Placer residents such as: CalFresh (food benefits), General Relief (cash assistanct), Medi-Cal (health coverage), CalWORKs (employment support, including CalWORKs Homeless Assistance).|
Rapid rehousing gives homeless individuals and families assistance in applying for rental housing and paying for move-in costs and rental subsidies. HHS's CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HSP) provides such benefits to eligible CalWORKs families.
Such assistance is accessible in our county through Stand Up Placer, Kid's First, Volunteers of America and Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing (AMIH).
|Home Safe is a program supporting Adult Protective Services clients (victims of elder abuse or neglect) in stabilizing housing.|
Spotlight on: Housing Support Program
Outreach and engagement is conducted in the field, often with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
|Homeless Liaison Team ||HHS is part of this collaborative team with Probation and Law Enforcement in multiple jurisdictions, helping to keep the community safe and providing resources to the homeless population.|
|Coordinated Entry ||HHS manages the contract for coordinated entry screening through 211, through which individuals are placed on a By Name List and prioritized for shelter and housing options. |
Health and Human Services manages or operates many housing programs throughout the county:
Permanent Supportive Housing programs
|The county and its contracted providers have purchased units or full homes in 19 locations throughout the county.|
|Transitional Housing programs ||Placer County Adult System of Care (in collaboration with AMI Housing) manages and supports seven transitional houses in Auburn, Rocklin, Newcastle, and Roseville that each house up to six residents. One of these homes is an innovation program and two are designated FSP with one dedicated to TAY.|
|Housing Vouchers||Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV), Housing Choice Vouchers including FUP, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, and mainstream vouchers (serving non-elderly persons with disabilities).|
Embedded in multiple programs, these staff support landlord recruitment, housing counseling and the Built for Zero initiative.
|Housing Support Program||HSP assists homeless CalWORKs families in obtaining permanent housing.|
|Bringing Families Home||Bringing Families Home provides housing supports for families involved in the child welfare system. |
Spotlight on: Bringing Families Home
Beyond housing, HHS offers many programs to support individuals exiting homelessness in maintaining stability and independence:
|Mental health and substance use treatment||The county’s mental health and substance use programs largely serve the Medi-Cal population, including homeless individuals, as well as serving anyone in crisis. Options range from wellness activities; to outpatient care; to voluntary inpatient stays; to urgent care; to involuntary psychiatric hospitalization. |
|Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports Services (CSS)||ECM provides comprehensive case management to Medi-Cal beneficiaries with the goal of linking people to important services such as healthcare, mental healthcare, housing services, and benefit programs. |
|SOAR/HDAP||SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) helps states and communities end homelessness through increased access to Social Security disability benefits. The HDAP program assists homeless, disabled individuals in applying for disability benefit programs as well as provide them interim housing support.|
|Full Service Partnerships||FSP provides comprehensive case management with the goal of linking people to important services such as healthcare, mental healthcare, housing services, and benefit programs.|
|Transition Aged Youth||Supports for transitional age youth aging out of the foster system can be accessed through the Children's System of Care.|
Outside of the Health and Human Services department, other Placer County entities also manage or operate programs serving homeless individuals in Placer:
The county has funded:
|HMIS||Operated by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras with participation from HHS and many other homeless service providers, the Homeless Management Information System is a data tracking system.|
- In case of emergency, call 911.
- If you are in need of emergency shelter or housing services call the Homeless Resource Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237)
- For non-emergency law enforcement calls, dial 530-886-5375
- The Gathering Inn can be contacted by phone at 530-885-8108 or email [email protected]
- Provide feedback to the county on the homeless shelter here