Homeless Information & Referral

Transitional Housing
There are typically waiting lists for transitional housing facilities. The following providers may be contacted to see if they have vacancies.

Transitional housing for families with children
410 Riverside Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-6667
HomeStart website

Lazarus Project
Transitional housing for adults
(916) 772-6833

Homeless Roseville Residents
Roseville residents that are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, may contact the following agencies to see if funding is available to assist them:

Salvation Army
100 Lincoln Street
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 784-3233
Salvation Army website

St. Vincent de Paul
503 Giuseppe Court, Ste. 8
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 781-3303

Emergency Housing
The Gathering Inn is an emergency housing program offering overnight housing at varied churches within south Placer County. Contact The Gathering Inn for program specifics regarding check-in location and screening requirements.

The Gathering Inn
Emergency Overnight Housing, Dinner & Support Services
Message Phone/Fax (916) 791-9355
The Gathering Inn website

Transitional and Permanent Housing for Mentally Ill Persons
Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing, Inc. (AMIH) provides housing and life skills programs to adults with mental illness in Placer County, who would otherwise be homeless.

Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing, Inc. (AMIH)
P.O. Box 5216
Auburn, CA 95604
Phone: (916) 591-9149
Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing

If you have any questions and/or need additional information on homeless programs, please visit HUD's Homeless Resource Exchange (HRE) website at: HUD Homeless Resource Exchange.

Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Placer County

In 2004, representatives from a wide range of community agencies and organizations, public and private, gathered to address the concerns of homelessness in Placer County. The groups represented included local county and city governments, non-profit organizations concerned with public welfare and citizen well-being, such as the Salvation Army, churches, and educational institutions. The City of Roseville was a participant in the discussions, and in creating plans to address the root causes of homelessness in the county.

After several meetings, the group created a detailed plan to work to end homelessness in Placer County in ten years, from 2004 to 2014, through partnerships and the cooperation of all participating groups in the county.

Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Placer County

McKinney Act Funding (Continuum of Care)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a set of three competitively-awarded programs created to address the problems of homelessness in a comprehensive manner with other federal agencies. When HUD publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance in the Federal Register, applicants must submit specific information about a proposed project, along with their Continuum of Care application. Each application must include a certification that the project is consistent with the Consolidated Plan of the jurisdiction where each proposed project is found. Two of the programs, SHP and S + C for which the Placer C of C has applied for are described below:

Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

SHP helps develop housing and related supportive services for people moving from homelessness to independent living. Program funds help homeless people live in a stable place, increase their skills or income, and gain more control over the decisions that affect their lives.

Shelter Plus Care (S + C)

The S + C program provides rental assistance that, when combined with social services, provides supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities and their families. The program allows for a variety of housing choices such as group homes or individual units, coupled with a range of supportive services (funded by other sources).

The 2011 Continuum of Care application package included the PEACE for Families renewal project for rental assistance and a renewal supportive housing program application by Placer County Adult System of Care (Mental Health Department) to assist with supportive services and rental assistance to their mental health clients, who were formerly homeless.

Bonus Project

A new (bonus) project was funded for a project-based Shelter Plus Care, which is a partnership between Placer County, AMIH (Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing), AMIH-Timberline, Inc. and Turning Point. The project is known as Timberline and is a 5 unit shared housing permanent supportive housing project that is secured with MHSA (Mental Health Services Act) Housing funds.

2011 Application for Federal Assistance (Exhibit 1)

As a condition to receive federal funding HUD requires all Continuum of Care (CoC) to conduct a Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count of sheltered homeless persons during the last ten days in January, (in odd numbered years).

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a report that informs the homeless assistance community on the capacity to house persons who are homeless at local and national levels.

The Point-in-Time Count (PIT) provides the homeless assistance community with the data needed to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless at one point-in-time.

The HIC is a snapshot of the CoC's housing inventory on a single night during the last ten days in January.

If you need additional information regarding the HIC or PIT, please visit the Virtual Help Desk on HUD's Homeless Resource Exchange (HRE) at: HUD HRE Help Desk.

2007 Homeless Census Count
2009 Homeless Census Count
2011 Homeless Census Count

Contact the Housing Division with questions about Housing programs.