Housing Assistance

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  • Department of Social Services Homeless Assistance
    • Once in a lifetime program that assists homeless CalWORKs eligible families with temporary hotel stay, permanent housing assistance or arrears payments

  • Catholic Social Services
    • Emergency assistance for individuals in crisis situations and in time of difficult transitions with Clothing (Thrift Store), Shelter, a Food Pantry and bus fare. (559) 237-0851

  • Emergency Housing Center (Plaza Terrace)
    • Helps provide temporary emergency shelter and assistance getting in to permanent housing for eligible families - Referral is needed. (559) 600-1647

  • United Way
    • Emergency Informational Services such as: Homeless Prevention Programs, Food & Shelter Assistance, Help with Landlord-Tenant Issues, Youth Parenting Resources, Legal Services Referrals and more. Dial 211 or (866) 559-4211

  • Evangel Home, Inc.
    • Shelter Assistance for Single women and women with children (boys under age 9) accepted. (559) 264-4714

  • Fresno Rescue Mission
    • Provides temporary shelter & programs for men or families with children. (559) 268-0839

  • Marjaree Mason Center
    • Offers thirty day free emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. MMC also offers programs such as Homeward Bound, a low cost transitional residential program for homeless women and children. The program fee is 30% of income. (559) 233-HELP/(559) 233-4357

  • Fresno Housing Authority
    • Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), Public Housing Rentals and conventional housing programs assist eligible low to moderate income residents by subsidizing a portion of their rent. Other programs such as Home Ownership are available to qualified applicants. (559) 443-8400