Direct Access to Housing
Funding for the DAH program comes predominantly from the San Francisco General Fund. Other funding sources include:
- State dollars targeted toward mentally ill adults who are homeless / at-risk of homelessness.
- Federal grants, such HUD money used to fund a specific DAH program for chronic alcoholics.
- Reimbursement through the Federally Qualified Health Center system for a portion of the medical and mental health services provided by the HUH Clinic.
DAH also generates revenue from tenant rent. All DAH tenants pay a portion (usually 50%) of their monthly income toward rent; the portion they pay depends on the funding restrictions associated with the DAH site in which they live.
SFDPH-HUH estimates that it costs approximately $1,500 per resident per month to fund the DAH program. The average rent received from each resident is approximately $350 per month; DAH subsidizes the remaining $1,150 from the government sources noted above.