Without a safe, stable, affordable place to live, sustaining good health or achieving one’s full potential is difficult. For people with mental health challenges, supportive housing improves mental and physical health services, both of which help increase resident quality of life and wellbeing.  SHCLA is creating various types of housing along the continuum to serve those with mental health challenges.

Licensed Adult Residential Facilities

SHCLA master leases homes to operators and helps licensed operators purchase facilities in Alameda County, expanding the capacity of a dwindling housing stock. SHCLA also preserves these facilities by purchasing homes when an operator chooses to retire or close their homes.

Family Partnership

Parents of adult children living with a serious mental health condition may wish to bequeath or purchase a home/unit for their loved one, offering them a measure of stability. SHCLA uses the community land trust model to ensure the home is available to residents with serious mental health issues in perpetuity. Our model: 1) creates greater affordability. 2) ensures permanent stewardship of the property. 3) keeps the home affordable for another family in the future.


SHCLA develops partnerships with various organizations, such as supportive service providers and family groups to provide quality services to residents.

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“I want housing that feels safe.”

- Alameda County peer