Homelessness is a critical and growing concern for Santa Rosa, and has been identified as one of the City Council's top priorities. However, unlike a street repair or starting a business, homelessness is a complex social issue with many contributing factors that cannot be easily or quickly solved by a single agency or organization. Solutions require both immediate and long-term strategies, and partnerships with County agencies, community organizations, and you. We at the City of Santa Rosa want you to know what we are doing to address homelessness and to invite you to work with us to reduce homelessness in Santa Rosa. The links below provide resources and information about solutions the City is currently implementing.
Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan
The City is developing a five-year Homeless 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.
Looking for Shelter or Housing Assistance?
If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless and need help please visit Sonoma County’s Coordinated Entry System website for more information on housing assistance and emergency shelter information. This page contains information regarding the United Way of the Wine County’s resources database, the Coordinated Entry System, year-round Homeless Shelters and Seasonal Shelter operations in Sonoma County.
2-1-1 is a local hotline that provides information about a variety of services in Sonoma County, including housing, shelter and food. You can contact them by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone number with a 707 area code or visiting their website here.
Information on Day Services, Drop-In Centers, Street Outreach, Safe Parking, and Rental Assistance in Santa Rosa can be found on our Programs and Initiatives page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions on homelessness and the City's response are available here.
To contact the City regarding a concern about homelessness, please email us at [email protected], or submit the issue online. To receive updates, including updates on meeting times and locations, please subscribe to the Homelessness Solutions email list: Click to subscribe