Temporary Housing

Temporary housing ensures that individuals, families, and youth have a safe short-term place to stay with access to resources and services that will help them quickly transition to permanent housing. Temporary housing strategies meet the unique needs of various populations to ensure there are low barriers to entering programs.

Enhancing the Emergency Shelter System (Strategy E8) increases the number and quality of interim housing beds, enabling clients to utilize temporary housing as an effective point-of-entry to the integrated homeless services system and permanent housing.
During the first 12 months of implementation, Measure H-funded enhanced emergency shelter has helped more than 13,500 people move off the streets and more than 2700 of those moved from shelters into permanent housing.

The Interim/Bridge Housing Program for Those Exiting Institutions (Strategy B7)  increases the stock of temporary housing for people being discharged from institutions such as jails, hospitals, or foster care, with the ultimate goal of securing permanent housing for participants.

A growing number of vulnerable individuals are finding shelter in interim or bridge housing instead of being discharged onto the streets. In the first 12 months of implementation, more than 1,100 homeless individuals released from detention were served in interim housing; another 386 individuals were discharged from hospitals into interim housing.