Supportive Housing

Swords to Plowshares has operated successful stabilization and permanent supportive housing programs for more than two decades. At any given time, we have the capacity to house over 400 veterans, including 22 veterans with families, from all walks of life and generations of military service.

We operate seven different housing sites with multiple points of entry to address the many barriers veterans face on their path toward self-sufficiency. We offer the support services that improve outcomes, including Rapid Re-housing services, eviction protection, and money management programs to help keep veterans housed.

Stabilization Housing

Our housing sites allow for a peaceful lifestyle, therapeutic to veterans who are trying to stabilize their lives. Sobriety, health improvement, and reintegration to society after periods of homelessness, addiction, incarceration and other factors are the main goals at our housing sites.

  • DeMontfort Street Annex is located in a quiet residential neighborhood within two large, safe, and comfortable homes. The program offers a supportive living environment for up to 22 veterans at a time, offering a specialized stabilization program for veterans being discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities and incarceration.
  • Safe Haven at the Fairfax Hotel is a 19-room low-barrier housing program providing up to six months of residential support and an array of services to homeless veterans with multiple impairments to their physical and mental health, helping them exit homelessness permanently. This facility aims to serve chronically homeless veterans who often encounter multiple barriers toward entry into supportive housing programs.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Swords to Plowshares recognizes that veterans with histories of chronic homelessness require wraparound care to stabilize their lives and have access to resources needed to become self-sufficient. Our five permanent supportive housing sites offer on-site mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, support groups, educational programs, and workshops and community activities in an autonomous living environment coupled with a harm reduction model of engagement for our residents. All facilities have on-site property management staff and program staff available for any needs that arise.

  • The Veterans Academy is located on the former Army post in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. Housing 108 formerly homeless veterans with disabilities, this housing site, which opened in 2000, provides a peaceful location to help senior and disabled veterans heal from their wounds of war and age in place.
  • Veterans Commons opened in 2012 and is located in the heart of San Francisco at 150 Otis Street, offering supportive housing and on-site services for 75 formerly homeless veterans with disabilities. The majority of residents are seniors with histories of chronic homeless and mental illness along with chronic health conditions. The site is fully ADA-accessible and is designed for veterans to age in place.
  • Treasure Island is home to our family housing units as well as our roommate units for veterans exiting homelessness. This setting allows for a peaceful lifestyle for those veterans seeking refuge from the day-to-day bustle of the City of San Francisco. This site also offers a safe neighborhood for children. The site consists of 22 2-bedroom single family units and 12 2-bedroom roommate units, which provides permanent, affordable housing to single veterans and veteran families coupled with on-site supportive services.
  • The Fairfax Hotel, which also houses the Safe Haven Program, provides permanent supportive housing to 20 disabled veterans exiting chronic homelessness.
  • The Stanford at 250 Kearny houses 131 formerly homeless veterans at this permanent supportive site in downtown San Francisco.

If you or someone you know is a homeless veteran in need of supportive housing, Swords to Plowshares provides unique and outstanding housing options and supportive services. For more information, email us at [email protected]. Eligibility differs at each housing site. An intake counselor can help veterans understand the process to obtain housing within Swords to Plowshares.