Housing Assistance

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CalWORKs Housing Assistance is available to meet the reasonable costs of securing permanent housing, to prevent eviction, and to meet the costs of temporary shelter while the family is seeking permanent housing.

Eligible families can access this program once every 12-months (some exceptions may apply, ask your Job Specialist for more details).

Homeless Assistance Unit Hotline:  (559) 600-5315

CalWORKs HA can provide:

  • Payments for temporary shelter for up to 16 days
  • Payments to get or keep your housing (including a security deposit and last month’s rent, or up to two months of back rent)


Housing Resources

Fresno Madera Continuum Of Care (FMCoC)

A collective of Fresno and Madera County service and housing providers that work to end homelessness in our community. The FMCoC works to actively provide a coordinated delivery system to assist homeless persons in achieving housing. 

Coordinated Entry System & Access Sites:  https://fresnomaderahomeless.org/ces

Main Page:  https://fresnomaderahomeless.org/

Catholic Charities

Emergency assistance for individuals in crisis situations and in time of difficult transitions with clothing (thrift store), shelter, food pantry and bus fare.

Phone:  (559) 237-0851

Website:  https://ccdof.org/

Poverello House

Helps provide temporary emergency shelter and assistance getting in to permanent housing for eligible families - referral is needed.

Phone:  (559) 498-6988

Website:  https://poverellohouse.org/

United Way

Emergency Informational Services such as: Homeless Prevention Programs, Food & Shelter Assistance, Help with Landlord-Tenant Issues, Youth Parenting Resources, Legal Services Referrals and more.

Phone:  Dial 211 or 1 (866) 559-4211 (toll free)

Website:  https://www.uwfm.org/

Evangel Home, Inc 

Shelter Assistance for Single women and women with children (boys under age 9) accepted.

Phone:  (559) 264-4714

Website:  https://evangelhome.com/

Fresno Rescue Mission

Provides temporary shelter & programs for men or families with children.  

Phone:  (559) 268-0839

Website:  https://www.fresnomission.org/

Marjaree Mason Center 

Offers temporary emergency Safe Housing for adults and children escaping domestic violence. MMC also has other housing options that provide assistance to eligible families affected by domestic violence.

Phone:  (559) 233-HELP/ (559) 233-4357

Website:  https://mmcenter.org/

Fresno Housing Authority

Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), Public Housing Rentals and conventional housing programs assist eligible low to moderate income residents by subsidizing a portion of their rent. Other programs are available to qualified applicants. 

Phone:  (559) 443-8400  

Website:  https://fresnohousing.org/