Tenderloin Housing Clinic began offering Transitional Housing in 2015. The Transitional Housing Department runs four separate programs to provide safe and supportive housing for individuals needing stability and support while working to transition into permanent housing.
New Roads Rental Subsidy Program
A Path to Independent Housing
The New Roads Program offers up to 25 working individuals an opportunity for financial support as they work toward independent, permanent housing.
With a graduated contribution toward their monthly rent at a market-rate residence, New Roads participants have up to two full years of subsidy, or until their supervision ends, to build their earning power and afford rent independently.
Housing Planning Specialists work closely with participants to ensure their timely rent payments and to help them gain skills that will assist them in reaching goals such as sobriety, completing probation, or advancing a career.
New Roads Eligibility & Referrals
New Roads is open to APD clients who have current income and will be able to maintain their own rent within 24 months. APD refers eligible clients to THC.
New Horizons Transitional Housing Program
Clean and Sober Transitional Housing
About the Program
New Horizons clients will participate in regular case management, housing planning activities, and income planning in a clean and sober environment for up to 12 months at the Drake Hotel, a converted SRO.
New Horizons participants will all work to keep the building clean and comfortable as a community.
While in the program, clients will set aside a percentage of their income every month to save for their exit plan.
Participants will be encouraged to participate in events and activities taking place in the building and in the neighborhood, to build connections and to contribute to the good of the community.
New Horizons Eligibility
Case managers working with APD may refer clients who are homeless and who meet probation requirements. Only clients who wish to live in clean and sober housing will be referred.
Hart Hotel Transitional Housing Program
About the Program
SF APD works with THC to offer a six-month stay in clean and sober transitional housing with the option to extend for an additional six months. Units are located in one of San Francisco's historic SRO's: the Hart Hotel. Each client has an independent case manager who works closely with a Housing Planning Specialist from THC and collaborates with APD and the building's manager. This helps participants to succeed in retaining short-term housing. Long-term housing planning with the Housing Specialist creates the best possible chance for participants to find a permanent home.
Units are set aside for APD clients who are currently homeless and prepared to enter a housing plan with case managers.
Collaborative Courts Emergency Stabilization Housing
About the Program
SF Collaborative Courts works with THC to offer a six-month stay in emergency stabilization housing. Units are located in one of San Francisco's historic SRO's. Each client has an independent case manager who works closely with a Housing Planning Specialist from THC, and collaborates with Collaborative Courts staff and the building's manager. This helps participants to succeed in retaining short-term housing. Long-term housing planning with the Housing Specialist creates the best possible chance for participants to find a permanent home.
Stabilization units are set aside for Collaborative Court clients who are currently homeless and prepared to enter a housing plan with case manager.
Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO)
Tenderloin Housing Clinic adheres to all policies and protections provided by the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) to all housing applicants. More information on the FCO can be found here: