Homelessness Prevention Programs
Homelessness Prevention Programs provide eviction prevention support in the form of rental assistance for back rent, security deposits, information and referral to appropriate community agencies. Catholic Charities is a lead agency in the Family Eviction Prevention Collaborative (FEPCO) of San Francisco, which represents a cohesive community of service providers that streamline the rental assistance intake process for low-income, at-risk families and individuals in San Francisco.
Preventing homelessness is significantly less expensive than providing emergency shelter or transitional housing to a family who is homeless. Through one-on-one meetings with a rental assistance specialist, clients may receive direct assistance and the referrals needed to remain stably housed.