Our Mission is to house and support the most vulnerable residents of the Sierra Region.
AMI Housing (AMIH) is a California 501c3 non-profit corporation that provides housing, employment, and life skills programs to residents of Placer & Nevada County, who otherwise might be homeless. AMIH also manages and operates Nevada County Housing Development Corporation.
In 1992, a wonderful group of family members from the National Alliance for Mental Illness - Placer County, wanted housing for their family members with mental illness. They decided to approach the Placer County Mental Health Department to find a collaborative solution and a great partnership was born. Housing was provided for ASOC clients who needed training in basic living skills before progressing into independent living. In 1995, the collaboration expanded and opened homes in Roseville, Rocklin, and Auburn. Early in 2003, it was decided to place the operation of the housing program under a new organization: AMI Housing, Inc. (AMIH). In August 2003, AMIH received its 501c3 designation. The organization’s mission is to house and support the most vulnerable residents of the Sierra Region.
In July 2017, AMIH’s board of directors acquired the operations of a Nevada County nonprofit: Nevada County Housing Development Corporation (NCHDC). A full merger of the two agencies is in process. At this time the same staff and board serve both agencies. NCHDC has been in operation for over thirty years and has the Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation. NCHDC provides permanent housing, bridge housing, and low income affordable housing.
Between AMIH and NCHDC we are housing over 400 people every night who were homeless or at risk of homelessness and many who have mental illness or other debilitating disabilities.