Sacramento County – Sacramento Steps Forward
Originally created in 2009, Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) has become a leading nonprofit in the Sacramento region working to end homelessness. The nonprofit has taken a collaborative approach to addressing homelessness by developing a regional effort with multiple stakeholders and partners working collectively on managing resources and services. In addition, SSF has focused on a data-driven and outcomes-based approach to ensure it is implementing effective strategies and practices.
SSF is in a unique position to lead this regional effort as a nonprofit responsible for managing Housing and Urban Development funds for homelessness. The nonprofit uses a housing first approach to reduce reliance on temporary shelters, and increase transition into permanent housing.
SSF is funded by public and private partners through performance based grants, charitable grants, and contracted services.