The City of Santa Rosa is developing a Safe Parking Pilot Program, to begin in early 2022. The program will provide community members who are experiencing homelessness a place to safely park their vehicle or RV with access to basic services, as well as wrap-around services in alignment with the City’s Housing First strategy, which helps individuals to move from homelessness into housing. Additionally, the Safe Parking Pilot Program is meant to lessen the impacts of homelessness on the broader community. The program will include up to 50 parking spaces and will be located in a portion of the City-owned parking lot at 55 Stony Point Rd.
City Issues Request for Proposals (RFP): Sept. 9 - Oct. 8, 2021
Beginning Sept. 9, 2021 through October 8, 2021 at 5 p.m., qualified homeless services providers are invited to submit proposals to operate the Safe Parking Pilot Program. To submit a proposal, visit the PlanetBid website.Questions about the RFP process may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 22, 2021 – City Council approved program development and selected a portion of the City-owned parking lot at 55 Stony Point Rd as the site location
Sept. 9 – Oct. 8, 2021 – Qualified homeless services providers invited to submit proposals to operate the program
Nov. 30, 2021 (tentative) – City Council scheduled to consider approval of recommended program operator
Early December 2021 (tentative) – A virtual community meeting to be scheduled for residents and businesses within the area and other interested parties
Early 2022 (tentative) – Safe Parking Pilot Program to begin operations