Disability Services • Case Management • Mental Health • Homeless • Permanent Housing • Substance Use Treatment • Information And Referral • Permanent Supportive Housing
Desert Horizon provides supportive housing to 18 clients who are both chronically homeless and permanently disabled. Professional staff provide clients with the necessary tools to return to self-sufficiency and regain independence and financial security. Services include:
-Community referrals and access to benefits
-Access to education
-Housing placement assistance
-Mental health and substance abuse services
The fully furnished housing units provide clients with semi-private sleeping accommodations, with two people per bedroom. A limited number of single units are available. Units include kitchen facilities, dining areas, laundry facilities, living and recreation areas, and bathrooms. Clients are provided with personal supplies, food, bus passes, and cleaning supplies.
-For single adults (ages 18 and older) only: couples, youth, and families cannot be accommodated.
-Must pass a criminal background check. Those formerly convicted of violent crimes and/or sexual offenses are ineligible for services.
-Clients are charged 30% of their income based on HUD guidelines.
- Services provided on a sliding scale
- Adults accepted
How to Apply
Call 760-327-1483 for an eligibility screening and to schedule an appointment to complete the county survey for the coordinated entry system. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins can generally be accommodated. Outreach is available Monday though Friday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. You must bring the following documentation:
-Social Security card
-SSDI/SSI award letter, if applicable
-Documentation of permanent disability
-Documentation of chronic homelessness.
If you do not have proof of disability and homelessness, intake staff will provide you with a form for your physician to complete to verify your disability and a letter template to give to someone who can verify your history of homelessness.
Upon completion of the survey, you will be entered into the county database and will be notified when housing is available. Housing is not guaranteed to be at Desert Horizon. No wait list is maintained; wait time for services varies, but availability is limited as the program offers permanent housing.
Basic needs, such as sleeping bags, food, clothing, and hygiene kits, are distributed as available.
For more information, call 760-656-2132.