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Housing assistance and homeless shelters in Fresno County California.

Numerous charities, non-profits, and agencies in Fresno California provide emergency housing resources to the less fortunate, low income, and homeless. Assistance ranges from government programs such as section 8 vouchers, emergency rental assistance, homeless shelters, to legal advice for eviction prevention. The demand for housing assistance is always very high, and the non-profits will do their best to help Fresno County area families with their needs. This can include exploring private and/or low income public housing units.

The housing programs are intended foe short term stability. As with any emergency housing or shelter program, whether in Fresno County or nationwide, the main goal is to stop an eviction to begin with. As one example, find free apartments for single mothers in addition to the resources below.

Catholic Social Services offers financial aid for families with no other income or means of support. (559) 237-0851

Fresno County Housing Assistance can be reached at 600-3987. The government can provide financial assistance and funds to the homeless. All money needs to be used so they can find and pay for permanent housing or shelter. They offer programs such as Tenant-Based Assistance Program and assist Welfare to Work individuals.

Evangel Home, Inc. is located at 17 N Yosemite Ave Fresno, California 93701. Call (559) 264-4714. This is short term housing for single women, parents and women with children. They also have homeless shelters for a crisis.

Westcare California Inc. offers AZP Transitional Maternity Housing. This is for children, newborns, single moms and others. 2772 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706-5345. (559) 237-3420

Emergency Housing Center – The county can refer people to this. It provides temporary emergency shelter for the very low income as well as CalWORKs eligible families.




YWCA Homeward Bound accepts section 8 vouchers and charges a low rent based on income. It offers housing for homeless women and children.

The Fresno Rescue Mission can offer shelter for the homeless, men or even families with children of various ages. (559) 268-0839

Project Home Again is a partnership of the county and churches in Fresno. The program matches homeless families with churches and religious organizations to help them find permanent homes.

Salvation Army has various emergency housing solutions in Fresno County. They operate free homeless shelters, transitional housing, and even give basic needs such as clothes or food. This is in addition to the emergency financial help. More on housing assistance from Fresno Salvation Army.

YWCA/Marjaree Mason Center offers housing/shelter for up to one month. The charity will serve children, mothers, and families escape domestic abuse and violence. The charity serves as a low cost transitional residential program for women with children and homeless women. The address is 6303 North Anna Street, Fresno, CA. Phone (559) 999-6200.

County of Fresno and City Housing Authorities – Dial (559) 443-8400. The county organization will provide section 8 rental and housing vouchers. Programs can assist eligible low to moderate income residents, seniors, and the disabled by subsidizing a portion of their monthly rent. Other first time home ownership programs are also available to qualified applicants.

Housing Choice Voucher program was designed to assist eligible low-income and working poor families pay their rent on time and stop homelessness. The center is also a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling. Resources can provide reverse mortgage counseling, homeowner education, and free foreclosure prevention. 1331 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721.







Marjaree Mason Center offers very short term Transitional Housing to the low income, homeless, and families that were evicted. 1600 M St, Fresno, California 93721-1122. Call (559) 237-4706.

Kingsburg Community Center can offer emergency rental assistance for Kingsburg residents only. Other household goods and supplies are offered, such as books, pottery, linens and furniture. 1139 Draper St, Kingsburg , California 93631-2410. Telephone (559) 897-7961.

The Fair Housing County of Central California is another local non-profit to call. Some of their services offered include legal aid to those discriminated in rental housing, advice on mortgage lending, housing insurance, and referrals and education type services. Get advice and support on eviction prevention too. 560 E Shields, Ste 103, Fresno, CA  93704. Telephone number is (559) 244-2950.

Angels of Grace Safe Haven Transitional Home is located at 1095 N Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93728. May have some short term housing and shelter units.

Aspiranet FOST/Adopt Services runs a program known as Transitional Housing Program (Plus). Location is 1320 E Shaw Ave #140 in Fresno.

Valley Teen Ranch - Transitional Living Homes. Address is 2610 W Shaw Ln Unit 105. Telephone number is (559) 437-1144.


By Jon McNamara

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