About Community Housing and Shelter Services (CHSS)

Community Housing and Shelter Services was founded in 1981 and is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified housing counseling agency. CHSS has over 30 years in experience administering supportive housing programs from HUD and City and County local funds, which provides assistance to households experiencing homeless as they transition into permanent housing.

Our staff has a combined 45 years of providing supportive services, knowledge of the eligibility requirements that HUD requires and are very adept at providing exemplary case management for our clients.

CHSS has a active Board of Directors who are responsible for overseeing the organization's activities. Board members meet monthly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.  CHSS is currently seeking new Board members.  If you are interested, please contact Board President, Kimberly Martinez by clicking here


Making a difference in our Community
If you have 5 minutes we encourage you to take the time to watch our  agency video. This presentation shows the statistics of homelessness in Stanislaus County and the children Community Housing and Shelter Services helped shelter in 2017/2018.

With your monetary donation, we can assist in ending homelessness within our community.  

Our Community


Stanislaus County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 514,453. Surrounding communities include, Turlock, Hughson, Ceres, Keyes, and Patterson.  As the price of housing has increased in the San Francisco Bay Area, many people who work in the southern reaches of the Bay Area have opted for the longer commute and moved to Stanislaus County for the relatively affordable housing.