Local Government

SacCounty Activates Severe Weather Respite Program

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (DHA) is activating its severe weather sheltering program ahead of colder weather in addition to rain forecasted for several days this week. With rain and colder temperatures forecasted beginning Thursday for several consecutive days, homeless outreach partners will be actively issuing motel vouchers beginning Thursday to highly vulnerable unsheltered persons. The respite shelter program will remain active until Tuesday morning when the rain is predicted to dissipate.

Participants in the weather respite sheltering program will work with their referring party on transportation to and from the motel and are allowed to bring partners, pets, and possessions with them for the duration of their stay. Capacity will depend on motel room availability at the County’s partner motels.

In addition to the motel voucher respite program, the Department of Human Assistance released an RFQ seeking services to support homeless outreach activities, including sanctioned encampment and safe parking sites. This is a continuous filing RFQ with quarterly cut-off dates. The first cut-off date is Nov. 24, 2021.

Outside of weather respite response, the County already runs programs, shelters, and rehousing services that serve hundreds of people year-round.


VOA Family Shelter: 20 families
Next Move Family Shelter: 20 families
Mather Interim Shelter: 140 single adults
North A shelter: 80 single adults
Full Service Rehousing (Scattered Site): 115 adults
Emergency Motel vouchers: 20 households
Domestic Violence shelters: 162 beds (adults and children)
Youth Emergency Shelter: 6 youth
Project Roomkey: 330 individuals
Senior Safe House: 6 Seniors

Transitional Housing:

Mather: 25 families
Adolfo for Foster Youth: 68 youth households
Youth Transitional Housing: 12 youth

Supportive Rehousing:

Flexible Supportive Rehousing Program: 250 households
Flexible Housing Program: 304 ​households
Flexible Housing Program Project Room Key: 200
Bell Street: 22 adults
9th Street Co-op: 15 adults
MHSA Supportive Housing: 221 Units
Palmer House: 48 adults

Additional Housing programs with fluid capacity:

Bringing Families Home
Home Safe
Rapid Re-housing for Seniors
CalWORKs Housing Support Program
CalWORKs Temporary Homeless Assistance
CalWORKs Permanent Homeless Assistance
Francis House Diversion Program for Families


​For more information on Sacramento County’s response to homelessness, visit the Responding to Homelessness website.