We believe that a home has the power to stabilize a person’s life.
Homelessness affects everyone in San Francisco. It can feel overwhelming and it’s hard to know how to make a difference. Together, we are helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness find a permanent home and build a better life. People can improve their health, heal from trauma, cook for their family, find a job, begin paying rent, feel a sense of dignity, and contribute to the community. That’s how a home helps you rise.
Together, we’re building a new future for our neighborhoods and the city we love.
HomeRise’s mission is to help people experiencing homelessness secure housing and become self-sufficient.
HomeRise is an outcomes-focused nonprofit that fulfills its mission by developing and managing high quality supportive housing and providing services to individuals, seniors and families experiencing homelessness to help them rise up and rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness.
We believe that—given adequate and tailored support—all people possess the capacity to achieve a high degree of self-sufficiency. In order to support our residents to reach their fullest potential, HomeRise embraces and undertakes the following practices:
Supportive housing helps people experiencing homelessness do more than get off the streets — it helps people rise up and build a better future.
The experience of homelessness can be isolating and erode one’s sense of hope and trust. Our staff is trained to engage with residents to build trusting relationships and to create hope.
Our staff provide non-judgmental support to residents to reduce the harm in their lives, assisting them to make informed choices and stabilize their lives.
We know that people that have experienced homelessness want to stabilize their lives and go back to work. With the right opportunities and supports, offered by the HomeRise staff, our residents gain employment and become more economically secure.
Advocacy & Community Leadership
Our history and work are rooted in community organizing. We are committed to work with our allies to create new solutions and policies that advance our mission and promote social justice, and we work hard to cultivate leadership across the organization—among residents, staff, board, and the broader community.
We build community
We create opportunity
History & Timeline
For over thirty years, we have helped thousands of people experiencing homelessness find a permanent home and build a better life.
The “Transitional Housing: The Next Step” study is published by the Coalition on Homelessness.
Authored by Paul Boden, Joe Wilson, Greg Francis, and Laura Ware, this study calls on San Francisco to prioritize affordable housing over transitional housing and shelters.
Community Housing Partnership is formed.
The Council of Community Housing Organizations (a coalition of non-profit housing developers) and the Coalition on Homelessness (an advocacy group), create a new organization dedicated to developing affordable properties that would help people experiencing homelessness secure stable housing.
The Senator Hotel opens, Community Housing Partnership’s first permanent supportive housing residence, housing over 89 people.
The San Cristina opens its doors to residents, serving over 58 more people who have experienced homelessness.