First Step Communities: A Bridge Out Of Homelessness
First Step Communities will create interim housing and emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Here they will live in safety and dignity, receive the services they require, and take a first-step away from homelessness toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
First Step Communities proposes a public-private partnership program with local governments and Sacramento Steps Forward. The objective is to provide a solution to fill the gap between available permanent affordable housing units and the number of unsheltered homeless residing within Sacramento neighborhoods. FSC plans to sign a long-term lease on a city-owned parcel of land to develop the community. The construction of the community center for the site will include a number of amenities including a medical clinic administered by WellSpace Health. If, at a future date, it is deemed that shelter and residential services are no longer needed for the area, the community center and medical clinic would remain on the site and transferred to the city and local community for further use. All sleeping cabins are transportable and can be relocated at any point to another regional site where they are needed.