Supportive Housing & Rental Subsidies

While our emergency shelters offer a bed for the night, Larkin Street also has several housing programs if you are looking for longer-term support (two years or more).

Because every young person has different needs, we offer a continuum of housing options – from dorm-style living with 24-hour on-site staff, to independent apartments in the community. All of our programs have case managers who provide education and employment support, health and wellness services, fun community activities and assistance planning for a bright future.

To learn more, stop by one of our youth access points located at drop-in centers, call us at (800) 669-6196 or send us an email.

Youth Access Points in San Francisco, CA:

  • TAY (Transitional Age Youth) Navigation & Youth Access Points: provide referrals to emergency, transitional & permanent housing for youth 18-25 year olds. Coordinated Entry housing search within Larkin Street programs and beyond. Youth Access Points hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 3PM, 9AM-2PM & 3PM-5PM by appointment.

Supportive Housing:

  • Casa Adelante: a supportive housing program that provides 29 units of affordable apartments for transitional age youth and parenting youth.
  • Edward IIEllis Street Apartments, and Routz: long-term supportive housing with on-site case management; with a focus on young people with mental illness at Routz.

Transitional Housing:

  • Castro Youth Housing Initiative (CYHI): A two-year scattered-site housing program for young people who identify as LGBTQ including our housing program for transgender youth.
  • Assisted Care: Congregate site housing with onsite specialty services for young people who are HIV positive and HIV vulnerable
  • LEASE: Scattered-site housing for former foster youth.
  • Geary House and 1020 Haight: Two-year dorm-style transitional housing programs.
  • Turning Point* (formerly ran by Fred Finch Youth & Family Services): Located in Berkeley, California, Turning Point is a temporary, transitional housing program designed to assist young people experiencing homelessness ages 18-25 to obtain and maintain independent permanent housing.
  • Mission Inn: Supportive housing community for Transition Age Youth (TAY, ages 18–24) experiencing homelessness located in the Mission.
  • Casa Esperanza: Supportive housing community for Transition Age Youth (TAY, ages 18–24) experiencing homelessness located in the Mission. For Spanish- or indigenous- language speakers, using or seeking legal services to adjust immigration status, systematically and historically marginalized TAY that have been disparately impacted by homelessness.

*Alameda County Coordinated Entry System

Rental Subsidies:

  • Pathways: a graduated rental-subsidy program helping young people afford their own apartments.
  • Rising Up: a time-limited housing program that provides rental assistance and supportive services to youth and young adults exiting homelessness. Rising Up places participants in independent housing with a subsidy to support them to achieve housing and economic stability.
  • TAS (Transition and Stabilization Program): services & support offered to youth after they exit the residential housing continuum & transition toward self-sufficiency with counseling referrals for at least one year post exit.