What is the City doing to address homelessness in our community?

The City is engaged in a number of efforts to assist persons experiencing homelessness and to lessen the impacts of homelessness on the community:

  • Developed a five-year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan (PDF), which outlines actions to address homelessness from 2023-2027. Implementation of the Plan is underway.   
  • Invests approximately $5 million annually in homeless services via contracts with non-profit organizations.  The City also seeks additional funding through local, federal, and state grants. More information is available on the City’s website under Programs and Initiatives and Data and Reports.
  • Implemented a multi-departmental team to proactively addresses the health, safety, and environmental concerns associated with encampments.  More information is available on the City’s website under Encampment Resolution.
  • Participates in the Sonoma County Homeless Coalition (formerly the Sonoma County Continuum of Care), a collaborative effort to ensure alignment with a broader regional strategy and leverage federal and state resources to end homelessness. 

Show All Answers

1. What is the City doing to address homelessness in our community?
2. Where can people go rather than living on the streets?
3. What is being done about encampments on public property?
4. What can be done about encampments on private property?
5. What are the legal constraints to the City’s ability to address encampments?
6. Does the City have an ordinance related to homeless encampments?
7. Does the City enforce laws about vehicles/RVs parked on City streets?
8. How do I request signage to restrict street parking?
9. What is being done about illegal activity?
10. How can I help?