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.
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.
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.
The City is currently vetting the viability of potential sites for bridge housing – with support from Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and their Bridge Housing for Behavioral Health funding allocation from the State. The funding is eligible to fund full construction and operations of the site.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Total Units by Year (285 Total)
Highlights & Projects
(Housing Authority) 23 units
- 23 permanent supportive housing units for Veterans
- City assisted with $929,088 HOME.
- Leveraged $6,048,658 in additional funding
(Stanislaus Equity Partners - STEP)(CDC, CMN)
- City Ministry Network partnership with local churches to develop permanent micro-housing on underutilized church properties.
- Partnership with R-3 to develop the micro-villages offsite for cost efficiency
- Pilot project- Free Will Baptist Church 225 and 233 E. Orangeburg
- Leveraged funding: $3 million from Cal-AIM providers
1208 9th Street
(Center for Human Services) 14 units
- 14 Permanent Supportive Housing Units for Youth ages 18-24
- City assisted with $500,000 in PLHA funds for rehabilitation
- Leveraged State Project Homekey 2.0 funding in the amount of $3,973,353 for acquisition and rehabilitation
Travelers Motel (710 N. 9th Street)
(RH Community Builders ) 54 units
- 54 total permanent supportive housing units: 38 units to serve youth and 16 for general homeless population
- City assist with $2,274,923 in CDBG funds for acquisition, rehabilitation, and operations
- $17,000,00 State Project Homekey 3.0 funding
- $2,150,000 from Cal-AIM providers for relocation expenses
- $1,775,077 from Community System of Care for operations
112 James Street
(STEP, STANCO, and BHRS) 7 units
- 7 units of permanent supportive housing
- City assist with $200,000 in PLHA funds for acquisition and operations
- Leverage $1,724,175 State Project Homekey 2.0 funding
- Leverage $2,234,613 in additional funding
Affordable Rental Housing Units
Total Units by Year (303 Total)
Archway Commons- Phase 2
- 74 Affordable rental units for families and seniors.
- City assisted with $1.4M loan and leverage $29M in State and private sources
- 9th Street improvements to approve walkability to transit center
Tuolumne River Regional Park
- 70 units for families
- 22 units for Seniors
- Located adjacent to old Housing Authority office
- Project was awarded with a direct Federal Allocation from Harder- $3M
7th Street Village
- Mixed Use development on 7th Street
- 79 units of affordable rental housing with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments with first floor commercial
- City assist with $7,200,000 in CDBG, PLHA and HOME funds
- Leverage $50M in AHSC funding
- 12 affordable rental units for seniors
- City assisted with $1,816,606 in HOME and PLHA.
- Leveraged $1,516,386 in additional funding
- Includes improvements to Vine Street in the amount of $480,910 in CDBG funds
- 150 units of workforce housing households earning between 60 and 120 percent of area median income (AMI)
- Households do not pay more than 30% of their gross income for rent