Home Safe Program

black and white photo of man resting his head in his hand The Home Safe Program, was established by Assembly Bill (AB) 1811 (Chapter 35, Statutes of 2018) 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.

The 2018-19 California Budget Act included a state appropriation of $15 million General Fund (one-time) for Home Safe, available over a three-year period beginning July 2018 through June 2021.

Home Safe offers a range of strategies to prevent homelessness and support ongoing housing stability for APS clients, including housing-related intensive case management, short-term housing related financial assistance, deep cleaning to maintain safe housing, eviction prevention, landlord mediation, and more.

Twenty-five (25) grantees are participating in the Home Safe Program and each program is tailored to meet the needs of the local community.

For more information about the program, see the Home Safe Fact Sheet.

Eligibility/For Whom

Adult Protective Services (APS) clients who are experiencing homelessness 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 locally. Contact the CDSS Housing and Homelessness Branch to learn how to connect with your local program.

Contact Us

CDSS Housing and Homelessness Branch

744 P Street, MS 8-4-70
Sacramento, CA 95814
housing@dss.ca.gov
(916) 651-5155

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