We offer a variety of services to support people who are living with HIV and need help with their current housing or health insurance.
We partner with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) through the Plus Housing Program to stabilize people’s housing through rental assistance and promote access to HIV care and medication. Many of our clients have been provisionally housed for significant periods, and without assistance, they would be unable to afford their rental units, leaving them in danger of homelessness.
Clients in our rental subsidy program often also receive other services like financial benefits counseling, as well as referrals to supportive services throughout the city. Our goal is to link people living with HIV to a network of care and stability.
WE ONLY TAKE REFERRALS FROM MOHCD
All referrals for rental assistance come through the MOHCD Plus Housing Program. The program is not designed to assist people currently in a housing crisis situation.
If you are homeless and living with HIV, seek help from the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. People experiencing homelessness and living with HIV are not eligible to sign up for the Plus Housing Program.
Our financial benefits program helps clients navigate the complex private and public benefits system, including the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), General Assistance, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program), Medicare, CARE/HIPP, and Social Security.
Our skilled counselors provide one-on-one advocacy, assessing what benefits clients are eligible to receive, and can also assist in the application process.
Call 415-487-8000 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our benefits counselors.
Adult Coordinated Entry System
If you’re experiencing homelessness, Access Points are localized community gateways you can use to get into San Francisco’s Homelessness Response System. That’s the system of programs and housing opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness.
A key factor for managing your health is stable housing. San Francisco offers a variety of local resources for people seeking housing assistance through its navigation centers and SAFE navigation centers. Both are proven ways of getting people on a pathway to housing and stability.
Along with PLUS Housing Program, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development operates the Database of Affordable Housing Listings, Information and Applications (DAHLIA), an online housing lottery system. Applicants can fill out a form to find out if they qualify for any upcoming housing lotteries for Below Market Rate units.