Home Safe Program
The Home Safe Program, created by Assembly Bill (AB) 1811 (Chapter 35, Statutes of 2018), is intended to support the safety and housing stability of individuals involved in Adult Protective Services (APS) by providing housing-related assistance using evidence-based practices for
homeless assistance and prevention.
Counties operating Home Safe programs will utilize a range of strategies to support housing stability for APS clients, including short-term financial assistance, legal services, eviction prevention, heavy cleaning, and landlord mediation, among other services.
The California State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 included a state allocation of $15 million General Fund (one-time) for Home Safe. The program requires a dollar-for-dollar county match, bringing the total budget to $30 million over a three-year period, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021.
Twenty-four counties are participating in the Home Safe Program and each county program is tailored to its community.
Adult Protective Services (APS) clients who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness as a result of elder or dependent abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation, as determined by the adult protective services agency. For Home Safe, “homelessness or at risk of homelessness” is defined in the Welfare and Institutions Code 15770.
How to Apply
The Home Safe program is administered at the county level. Contact your local county Adult Protective Services office to apply/learn more.