Veteran Success Story

Clifford & Gary

This is the emotional story of two twin brothers who escaped from Nazi persecution in WWII, served in Vietnam, only to suddenly become homeless.

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What is Sacramento Steps Forward?

Sacramento Steps Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness in our region through collaboration, innovation, and connecting people to services. Walking side-by-side with our partners, we seek to provide people experiencing homelessness with the support and services they need to find stability and long term housing.


The Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed by the US Housing and Urban Development to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Sacramento Steps Forward is the lead agency for the CoC in Sacramento and collaborates with a 25 member stakeholder Advisory Board


Our Approach

As one of the few nonprofit organizations in the country responsible for managing US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for homelessness granted under the The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, we are uniquely positioned to collaborate with our partners to develop innovative regional solutions that connect people to the services they need.


Housing first focuses on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed.


Coordinating Entry

Coordinated entry relies on common assessment, prioritization based on vulnerability, and matching individuals with the appropriate housing and services.


Our Progress

The data generated through the Homeless Management Information System and Coordinated Entry provides Sacramento Steps Forward with critical insights into the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, program cost-effectiveness, system- and program-level efficiency, and system gaps.

Community Spotlight

Stay informed with current events about homelessness and the impact Sacramento Steps Forward and it’s partners are making in the community.
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Call for Nominations – Persons with Lived Homeless Experience

The Sacramento Continuum of Care Advisory Board is seeking two individuals with lived homeless experience to join them in the decision-making body of Sacramento City…

This program helps homeless families get off Elk Grove streets.

When a woman knocked on the window of Jenna LeClerc’s 1988 Chevy cargo van two years ago, LeClerc didn’t know the brief encounter would alter…

Sacbee Street Nurses
Street nurses are part of the homeless solution

Helping the homeless is not for the faint of heart; there are numerous roadblocks: fiscal, physical, psychological and bureaucratic. There is no quick fix, but…

Midtown Association steps up efforts to serve the homeless
In midtown, a daily fight for cleanliness and safety as homelessness surges

The sidewalk outside of Mango’s restaurant on K Street is soiled and needs a power wash. A couple of blocks away, a homeless man with…

Homelessness increased in Sacramento by 30 percent since 2015

Today Sacramento Steps Forward released the results of their homelessness Point-In-Time count, which we took part in during our documentary on homelessness in Sacramento. Of…

Sacramento sees a startling surge in homeless people. Who they are might surprise you

Shawn Porter woke up in William Land Park on Friday and smoked a Marlboro Red for breakfast not far from the zoo where he worked…

This is the best hope for helping Sacramento’s homeless

Sacramento Steps Forward released a new report Monday that provides the sobering confirmation that, just as in other major cities across our state, the number…

How You Can Get Involved

We partner with amazing people

Assistance League of Sacramento
Sacramento Self-help Housing
Sacramento County
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
City of Sacramento
Volunteers of America
US Bank
Loaves and Fishes
Next Move
Community Link