Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) assists chronically homeless individuals and/or families with permanent housing and supportive services, in partnership with Fresno Housing Authority, and with funding support from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The following projects that are currently in operation: Project PHoenix, Project Hearth and Project Homestead and having clients living in their own apartment units scattered in Fresno County.

Clients will be encouraged to assist their assigned case manager in identifying the most appropriate housing unit for their needs. NOTE: In some cases, apartment unit leases will be in the agency name and in other cases, apartment unit leases will be directly in the client’s name.

Clients are encouraged and/or required to participate in monthly case management services where they also receive linkages to mainstream community resources.

Who is eligible for this project?

  • An individual or family who is chronically homeless (verification is required). Chronically homeless is defined by HUD as an individual with a disabling condition that has either been continuously homeless for a year or more (i.e. living on the streets, other places not meant for human habitation, emergency shelter, or Safe Haven); OR has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.
  • An individual (or Head of Household) who has a disabling condition (verification is required). HUD defines the disability condition as a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, development disability, posttraumatic stress disorder, cognitive impairments resulting from a brain injury, or chronic physical illness or disability.
  • Individuals (or Head of Household) must complete a VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability, Index, Survey, Prioritization, Decision, Assessment Tool) and rank 10 above. Surveys can be completed at the Multi-Agency Access Point (MAP) located at 412 F Street or by Sanctuary Housing Staff. MAP is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at (559) 512-6777.
  • Individuals and/or family members living in the unit must not have a history of crimes against children (as verified by background check and Megan’s Law).

If you or someone you know is homeless please call or text the Sanctuary Housing office at (559) 492-9727 to complete a survey. Office hours are by appointment only.