Housing First and Emergency Housing Assistance Program

Housing First Program

The Housing First Program contract, approved by the City Council on December 20, 2022, has been fully executed and Richmond Community Foundation (RCF), the program administrator, is gearing up to start assisting Richmond residents via emergency short term rental assistance. The other portion of the program is Housing First which can provide longer term rental assistance to homeless or near homeless residents with priority given to former Rydin Road residents. RCF in collaboration with local partners is in the process of hiring a couple of care managers that will be the primary point of contact for the Housing First Program. Contact RCF at (510) 234-1200 for more information.