COVID-19 Alternative Housing:
Essential Workers

The City’s response to COVID-19 includes establishing the COVID-19 Alternative Housing Program to provide emergency, temporary housing and shelter options for individuals who are directly affected by the coronavirus, or who are at high risk of adverse impacts if they contract the virus. This page describes how the City operates a COVID-19 Alternative Housing Program for Front Line Workers. To see information on the larger effort to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness during this pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Alternative Housing main page.
To help prevent community spread of the virus, San Francisco’s Front Line Worker Housing Program provides hotel accommodations to City workers and partner organizations who are directly impacted by or face greater exposure to COVID-19 while performing essential duties. The goal of the program is to help prevent community spread of the virus among first responders and front-line workers and to provide respite for those who may be working extended hours or commuting long distances. Workers may be healthy and seeking a two-week respite period, or may be COVID-positive or a person under investigation (PUI) and seeking a room for isolation or quarantine. 

Demographics Information

The data below provides demographic information for individuals accessing the Front Line Worker Housing program. The demographics data on the High Risk Community Housing Program is coming soon. Use the filters to explore key information about participants in each program.