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Ending Homelessness

Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that impacts all of our communities in Sonoma County. Ending homelessness requires a countywide, shared responsibility in planning and developing solutions. The Sonoma County Homeless Coalition is the region-wide body responsible for setting the vision and strategic planning towards ending homelessness in Sonoma County. The goal of the Sonoma County Homeless Coalition is to achieve “functional zero” homelessness in Sonoma County through a Housing First strategy. Through the Sonoma County Homeless Coalition, persons experiencing homelessness will be connected to permanent housing as quickly as possible using a Coordinated Entry System, Rapid Re-Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing as key strategies to end individual housing crises. 

As both a funding agency and convener of planning efforts, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services acts as the Lead Agency for the Sonoma County Homeless Coalition. In partnership with service agencies, advocates, and the community, our goal is to make homelessness increasingly rare and brief.

Sonoma County Continuum of Care Strategic Plan

The Sonoma County Continuum of Care Strategic Plan was prepared at the direction of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care (CoC), a body of representatives from County government, cities, service providers, persons with lived experience in homelessness, the faith community, and others. Community and stakeholder input led to the development of three overarching goals, as approved by the Sonoma County CoC Board on December 14, 2022. This Plan will guide the direction of the homeless system of care in Sonoma County for the next five years:

Approved Sonoma County 5 Year Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

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