News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2021

3.4.21

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The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach Team (HOST)...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

2.25.21

The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) resumed efforts this week to resolve an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. This action followed a second round of COVID-19 testing at the encampment that resulted in no additional ca...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

2.11.21

Actions planned for this week by the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) to close an encampment in the Industrial Drive area have been paused following confirmation on Monday that six individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Those who tested po...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input during the public ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

1.28.21

The City took action in advance of this week’s forecasted Flash Flood event to help relocate homeless community members along the Prince Memorial Greenway (PMG) into shelter as well as clear trash and debris from along the creek’s edge...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

1.21.21

Shelter intakes at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter are scheduled to resume Jan. 23. This date is two weeks after the last positive COVID-19 test finding at the shelter and follows 14 confirmed cases at the shelter beginning in mid-...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

1.14.21

Update on Actions to Address Encampments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter intakes are currently on hold at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter due to some shelter residents recently testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, efforts to r...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

11.19.20

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary measure amid COVID-...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

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Update (11.10.20)

Following two rounds of COVID-19 testing and all tests coming back negative, closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center has resumed and those individuals still residing at the site w...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

SPRUNG STRUCTURENF

UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

08.06.20

News Alert

Last week, the City took measures to address immediate fire threats caused by encampments in areas of Fremont Park. Park maintenance crews secured these areas of the park, and outreach and notification were provided to individuals residing in these areas....

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

07.02.2020

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next on encampments creating health and safety ha...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

05.29.2020

During this public health emergency, the City of Santa Rosa has been working on several fronts to assist individuals experiencing homelessness, so as to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large from greater spread of COVID-19. Despite...

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