CDSS Housing and Homelessness Programs
Project Roomkey/Housing and Homelessness COVID Response
The purpose of Project Roomkey is to provide non-congregate sheltering for people experiencing homelessness, to protect human life, and minimize strain on health care system capacity.
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
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
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.
Disability Advocacy Program
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.