HomeRise is contracted with the city of San Francisco to provide support services to the residents of the William Penn. The William Penn has residents who have been living there since the early 90s. The William Penn houses residents with the subsidy through DAH, Chronic Inebriates. Residents work with the Resident Services team on building self-sufficiency. HomeRise provides support services utilizing our Case Management Model which strategically provides individualized services to the residents in an effort to increase resident self-sufficiency.
The property consists of 92 SRO units with shared bathrooms and a community kitchens on each floor. Other amenities include a community room, resident services offices, and a laundry room. The Community Room is open during RSD hours and offers residents a television and pool table. The lobby is furnished with a library, couches for socializing with neighbors and lots of plants.
The William Penn Hotel houses a Direct Access to Housing (DAH) program for chronic inebriates, providing permanent housing for many formerly homeless and at-risk adults. The implementation of the program has received excellent reviews from the city’s Department of Public Health as a model for further DAH programs.