Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

The City is developing a five-year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan which will identify step-by-step actions to address homelessness in the community and achieve “Functional Zero” homelessness in alignment with the Sonoma County Continuum Care. To provide technical assistance in developing the plan, the City has engaged Focus Strategies, a national consulting firm based on the West Coast that has over 16 years of experience helping communities improve efforts to end homelessness by using local data and national research to shape program and system design. 

Community Input Survey

 As part of the city’s commitment to hearing the views of people who live and work in the city, we are seeking input on the priorities and strategies of the Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan. This is part of the initial information gathering phase of the strategic planning process. Please take a few minutes to complete the following short survey by June 1, 2022. We appreciate your input as we work to address homelessness in our community: TAKE SURVEY

Community Input Session 

Approximately 75 community members participated in a virtual Community Input Session on May 23, 2022: VIEW INPUT SESSION

Background & Next Steps

The information gathered in the Community Input Session and the Community Input Survey, along with other stakeholder engagement efforts, will be used by Focus Strategies to develop an understanding of the current state of the homelessness response in the City of Santa Rosa and begin identifying goals and strategies to incorporate into the plan. Outreach will be conducted to a wide range of stakeholder groups including sheltered and unsheltered community members who are experiencing homelessness, business and non-profit groups, and members of the greater Santa Rosa community.

Work on the Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan began in March 2022; the plan will be prepared over six to 12 months, starting with an assessment of existing systems and stakeholders, followed by drafting and delivering a final strategic plan.