County Housing Programs
The Adult System of Care manages two types of housing programs: transitional and permanent supportive housing. Both of these programs are designed to provide housing and supportive services to Placer County residents who have a diagnosed mental illness and/or other co-morbid disabilities.
Transitional Housing Program
Placer County Adult System of Care in collaboration with AMIH (Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing, Inc.) manage and support four transitional houses geared towards providing housing and supportive services to Placer County adult residents with a diagnosed mental illness . These houses are located in Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville and they each house up to six residents. The Transitional Housing Program is a sober and living program where residents receive case management to link them to services in the community. Residents are expected to participate in daily chores and engage in independent as well as group activities that promote living skills and self-sufficiency. For additional information on program qualifications, program fees, and availability, please call 530-889-7263.
Permanent Supportive Housing
The Adult System of Care in collaboration with AMIH oversees two shared- housing Permanent Supportive Housing Programs: Timberline and Placer Street. They also oversee the Main Street Permanent Supportive Housing Program, In addition, the Adult System of Care manages two HUD Grant Funded Permanent Supportive Housing Programs: Shelter Plus Care and Adult System of Care Permanent Supportive Housing or APSH
Timberline is a 5 unit, single family home shared living housing program. Three out of the five units are vouchered units through the Shelter Plus Care Project Based HUD Program. Participants of Timberline have to be Placer County residents, have a diagnosed mental illness, and have been homeless prior to entering the program. They also have to be on the Coordinated Entry By Name list in order to be referred to Timberline.
Placer Street is a shared living program in an apartment complex of 6 condominium style units. Each unit has 2 master bedrooms and a bath, along with a shared living space. One out of the six units is vouchered through the Shelter Plus Care Project Based HUD Program. Participants of Placer St. have to be Placer County residents, have a diagnosed mental illness, and have been homeless prior to entering the program. They also have to be on the Coordinated Entry By Name list in order to be referred to Placer Street.
Main Street is an 18-unit Permanent Supportive Housing Program. These units are single room with a small kitchen and a bathroom area. Participants of Main Street have to be Placer County residents and have a diagnosed mental illness. They also have to be on the Coordinated Entry By Name list in order to be referred to Main Street. (See information on the Homeless Resource Helpline). Main Street welcomes Housing vouchers such as Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), VASH Vouchers (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing), and HUD Permanent Supportive Housing Vouchers (APSH and Shelter Plus Care).
Adult System of Care manages two Federally Funded HUD Permanent Housing Programs:
The APSH and Shelter Plus Care Permanent Supportive Housing Programs are funded by HUD. Participants of these programs pay up to 30% of their income towards their rent; the funding from HUD pays the difference in rental subsidies. These permanent housing programs are designed to provide housing to the chronically homeless population who have HUD certifiable disabilities.
Placer County residents who are homeless can call the Homeless Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (375-2237). They will answer a few questions and be put on a waiting list for emergency and permanent supportive housing. Housing providers will contact them once there is bed availability in their programs. Please note that individuals still need to meet all requirements of the housing programs at the time of contact by the providers.
Other Resources and Referrals:
If you need assistance learning about housing resources in Placer County or want to learn about what services are available in Placer County and its community, come to the Getting Started Group. This group takes place every Tuesday from 10-11 am at the Adult System of Care in Auburn, Dewitt Center, inside the Welcome Center. The address is 11512 B Avenue, Auburn, CA. For more information please call 530-889-7257. If you are in Roseville, the Getting Started Group takes place every Wednesday from 10-11 am at 101 Cirby Hills Dr., Roseville, CA, inside the Cirby Club House. For more information please call 916-787-8995.
For a printable brochure.
Click on the links below for these additional resources:
Housing Resource Guide
Homeless Resource Helpline Flyer
Getting Started Group Flyer
Food Bank - English
Food Bank - Spanish
Homeless Resource Helpline
A group of community providers in Placer County who offer shelter and housing for homeless individuals and families have partnered together to launch a new service to help coordinate their resources.
- Homeless individuals/families are asked to call the Homeless Resource Helpline at 833-3PLACER:
- For a referral to Emergency Housing AND/OR
- To provide their information to get on a centralized housing list.
- As housing dedicated to homeless individuals and families becomes available, participating community partners will draw from this list to contact those who may be eligible.
- The phone call does not guarantee housing.
- They should continue to reach out to other resources in the community.
- If at any time their contact information changes, they should call back to get it updated.
Learn more on the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras webpage. Information on Placer County's 2018 homeless point-in-time count can be found here.