Homeless Outreach

Downtown Sacramento Partnership works diligently to directly impact and reduce homelessness, but it is a complex issue.

Housing is the solution to homelessness.

  • We advocate for increased capacity, diversity, and supply of housing, inclusive of scattered site housing, affordable housing, and rapid rehousing options.
  • We strongly support consistent utilization of the coordinated entry system by all service providers.
  • Implementation of whole person care services is crucial to providing services to individuals with mental and physical health challenges.

We are the boots on the ground connecting homeless to service-based solutions.

The Downtown Partnership’s Navigator Team connects homeless individuals with local community service programs, facilitates access to care, and identifies solutions to improve clients living conditions and quality of life by connecting them with social services and housing. Their goal is to increase access to care and to identify long-term solutions to improve their clients’ quality of life and ultimately end their state of homelessness.

  • Our Navigator team has an 88% success rate in helping homeless clients reunite with their families or get placed into housing.
  • In 2016, Downtown Partnership housed 88 individuals with the assistance of our Navigator Team and Sacramento Steps Forward.
  • In the last 5 years, Downtown Partnership has housed more than 350 individuals experiencing homelessness.

We directly advocate for impactful solutions to homelessness.

  • As a member of the Continuum of Care Advisory Board, we directly influence resource allocation to providers fighting homelessness.
  • We advocate for local municipalities and service providers to align and coordinate resources for best results.
  • The Downtown Specific Plan is a crucial guide to building more housing.

We actively manage the impacts of homelessness daily. 

  • Downtown Partnership’s Public Space Services team keeps downtown clean and safe by removing hazardous waste, illegal dumping and litter.
  • We partner with the Sacramento Police Department, City of Sacramento and Regional Transit to fund a dedicated downtown community prosecutor to deter repeat offenders and connect individuals with social services.
  • We advocate for enforcement tools to manage a safe environment and address negative public behavior like ordinances to address aggressive panhandling and parks enforcement.

The Downtown Navigator program is sponsored by Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Our service partners include:

  • Sacramento Self Help Housing
  • Cathedral Square House
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
  • Volunteers of America
  • Sacramento Steps Forward

To request Navigator service within the Downtown District, call 916-442-2200. To learn about additional community services available in Sacramento, visit Sacramento Steps Forward.