Housing Continuum

The City of Modesto’s housing and homelessness program aims to advance quality of life for all by supporting self-sufficiency, economic opportunity and housing for lower-income residents.

When our most vulnerable populations have stable housing and access to the services they need, the entire Modesto community benefits. 

Housing Continuum

Our neighbors in need are in different stages of the housing continuum, therefore the City of Modesto supports investments and programs at every stage. We measure progress through quarterly data collection for each category.

Housing Continuum - Homeless, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing


  1. Emergency Shelter
  2. Transitional Housing
  3. Permanent Supportive Housing
  4. Affordable Rental Housing

Access Center Emergency Shelter

Access Center, opened in 2019, is a 182-bed low barrier shelter operated by the Salvation Army which allows clients to bring their pets, partners, and possessions. It is co-located with Stanislaus County’s Access Center offering mental health, employment, social security and referrals to partner programs.


The Access Center has a unique “meet you where you are” strategy to remove barriers, build trust, and establish relationships with ‘individuals who are homeless in our county. Through daily engagement, the Access Center’s trained and compassionate staff facilitate and link individuals with the appropriate supportive services to help them escape homelessness.


Visit the Access Center For help with these services: 

  • Centralized Homelessness Outreach and Engagement 
  • Housing Assessments and Navigation 
  • Homelessness Support Services Referrals 
  • Homeless Court Outreach & Navigation

Hours and Location

The Access Center located at 912 D Street, Modesto, CA, 95353, and their contact number is 209-272-8800. Call the Access Center for personal, no fee assistance with housing and other services Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.