Longer-term Housing

Housing Assistance

Safe, secure, affordable housing is a struggle to get and keep for many domestic violence survivors. SAVE provides housing assistance through 2 supportive programs:

  • The Alameda County Housing/Jobs Linkages Program, a Rapid-Rehousing rental assistance program that helps bridge the gap between emergency shelter and independent living for those who qualify.
  • The Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) program which offers a range of housing assistance such as move-in costs, rental assistance and help with utilities as well as ongoing case management support.

You may qualify for our Housing/Jobs Linkages Program if:

  • You have experienced intimate partner abuse and are a parent with children in your care; AND
  • You are currently residing in our safe house program OR are receiving services through our Empowerment Center AND are employed, OR are participating in an employment development program.

How it works:

  • Your SAVE case manager will help you apply for the Alameda County Housing/Jobs Linkages Program
  • If you meet the requirements and are accepted, your family will live in your own rental unit and receive continuing support from a SAVE case manager who makes home visits.
  • The rental assistance is available for up to 12 The goal of the program is to allow you time to increase your income to a level which allows you to pay full rent on your own by the end of the program. You will contribute a portion of the rent (based on your income) and the remainder will be paid by the Linkages program. Your portion will increase and the subsidy will decrease every three months during your participation in the program.

You may qualify for our DVHF program if:

  • You have experienced (or are experiencing) intimate partner abuse; AND
  • You are homeless or at risk of losing your housing without assistance

 How it works:

  • Any SAVE advocate or case manager can do an initial assessment to see if you might qualify for help from DVHF.
  • The program can provide one-time assistance or ongoing help depending on your needs.
  • Participants can request assistance with any financial need that is jeopardizing their housing. For example, if a lack of transportation is causing you to miss work making it hard for you to pay rent we may be able to provide you with bus tickets or gas money.
  • Program participants will work with a case manager to identify housing challenges and create realistic solutions.