Safe House

Housing Programs

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The Safe House emergency shelter provides housing for up to 30-days. The shelter is a two bedroom/ two bathroom apartment consisting of two beds in each bedroom. The shelter has a spacious living and dining room area, as well as a fully stocked kitchen with stove and refrigerator. The shelter waitlist, on average, consists of 20 names per month. Potential emergency residents are waitlisted on a referral basis. Case managers at affiliated AIDS service and housing assistance organizations refer individuals to Safe House. Case managers are asked by Safe House staff to verify that their clients meet the multi-diagnosis criteria necessary for shelter placement. When there is a bed available, case managers are immediately notified over the phone, and are reminded to send their clients with their respective HIV diagnosis forms and documentation related to mental illness and/or substance abuse history.

Transitional Housing Program

Safe House offers a six-month transitional housing program. There are currently three transitional apartments: one of these apartments is a two-bedroom/two-bath apartment with one bed in each bedroom; the remaining two are one bedroom apartments with two beds in each bedroom. Residents in the emergency shelter are notified of any openings in the six-month program. Families consisting of parents or legal guardians that meet the multi-diagnosis criteria that Safe House requires are often given consideration for placement in the 6-month transitional program.

Permanent Housingkitchen

Safe House provides permanent housing to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and histories with mental illness and/or chemical dependency.The permanent housing program consists of 13 one-bedroom apartments that can accommodate single individuals or small families. Some of the apartments are subsidized through the City of Los Angeles Section 8 program so that tenants only pay approximately one-third of their monthly income each month.