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.