CDSS Housing and Homelessness Programs
CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HSP)
The CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HSP) assists homeless CalWORKs families in obtaining permanent housing, and can provide temporary shelter, help with moving costs, short to medium term rental subsidies and wraparound case management.
CalWORKs Homeless Assistance (HA)
The CalWORKs Homeless Assistance (HA) Program serves eligible CalWORKs recipients, or apparently eligible CalWORKs applicants, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. CalWORKs HA can provide payments for temporary shelter for up to 16 consecutive calendar days, as well as payments to secure or maintain housing, including a security deposit and last month’s rent, or up to two months of rent arrearages.
Bringing Families Home Program (BFH)
The Bringing Families Home (BFH) program serves homeless families involved with the child welfare system and is designed to offer housing supports in order for families to successfully reunify.
Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP)
The Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) assists homeless, disabled individuals apply for disability benefit programs, while also providing housing supports. The HDAP requires that participating counties offer outreach, case management, benefits advocacy, and housing supports to all program participants.
Home Safe Program
The Home Safe Program is intended to support the safety and housing stability of individuals involved in Adult Protective Services (APS) who are experiencing, or at imminent risk of experiencing, homelessness due to elder or dependent adult abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation by providing housing-related assistance using evidence-based practices for homeless assistance and prevention.