St. Joseph Center's Affordable Housing Program was created in 1990 to assist homeless families and individuals to qualify for government subsidized housing. For many years, St. Joseph Center has administered Homeless Section 8 and Shelter Plus Care vouchers for both the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Housing Authority. Our staff works closely with homeless individuals through the application and eligibility as well as the housing search and lease-up phases of the process. Following lease-up, our staff continues to provide case management that helps people stay permanently housed as they move toward self-sufficiency. Through encouragement to enter job training, assistance with job searches, and referrals to childcare and other services, we have helped many people move beyond a reliance on subsidized housing and toward independance.

In recent years, the availability of subsidized housing has been drastically reduced. Despite this challenge, program staff continue to support those already housed and continually look for alternative housing choices that are still affordable to those we serve.

Volunteer Opportunities
Although we do not utilize volunteers in the day-to-day activities of our Affordable Housing Program, we are always looking to identify housing for our clients. Please contact us if you own or manage units that might provide an affordable option.