Permanent Supportive Housing
Housing is healthcare: when individuals receive supportive housing, they are much more likely to maintain housing and less likely to fall back into homelessness. They are also more likely to have better health.
- Statistics show that 95% of individuals remain housed after one year when they receive permanent supportive housing.
Our ultimate goal is to get the individuals on the trail into permanent housing while providing support services, including: medical, behavioral, and social services—such as food assistance, cash assistance, and applications for social security disability benefits.
A service provider (non-profit) may lease an entire rental property, and then sublease it to people who are living on the trail. The County will establish the program and subsidize leases. A request for qualifications (RFQ) for Master Leasing and Site-Based Services for Permanent Supportive Housing was released on January 8, 2020.
Temporary Shelter Site
The Board of Supervisors selected Los Guilicos, 171 Pythian Road, for a temporary shelter site. This site has 60 temporary 64 square foot housing units, restrooms, showers, dining area/warming station, personal storage, dog run, a Navigation Center, medical services, fire watch, and 24-hour security.
The indoor-outdoor sites may include a combination of on-site structures, RV hook-ups, and safe parking.
A stakeholder engagement meeting for specific design elements of the indoor-outdoor shelters sites was held on Friday, January 3, 2020. The County is currently in the process of identifying potential locations for these sites based on Board approve criteria. Read more about Indoor-Outdoor Shelters
Neighbors will be notified about shelters and permanent supportive housing in their area before individuals move into them.