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April 02, 2024 | Department of Health Services

FY 2024 CoC Renewal Evaluations: Rating & Ranking Process for the Continuum of Care Competition (Materials due May 01, 2024)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that local CoC’s prioritize all renewal and new projects submitted in our consolidated application for the CoC Program. As in previous years, CoC staff will work on the evaluation of existing projects, also called “renewal” projects, prior to the release of HUD’s Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. Read full story

March 29, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Racial Equity Workgroup Vacancies - Application Period now Open!

We are excited to announce an opportunity for passionate and committed individuals to join the Racial Equity Workgroup as we continue our important journey toward a more just and equitable system of homeless services! Read full story

March 15, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Board of Supervisors unanimously approves resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis

By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution proposed by the Department of Health Services declaring racism to be a public health crisis. Read full story

March 12, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Public Notice: Solid Waste Management Program Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

The Sonoma County Environmental Health Section, Solid Waste Management Program, acting as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to enforce state laws and regulations at solid waste sites within its jurisdiction. The Central Transfer/Processing Facility operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the LEA. The operator has filed an application for a RFI amendment with the LEA. The RFI describes the design and operation of the facility. Read full story

March 08, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Board of Supervisors set to discuss declaring racism as a public health crisis

Preparing to join hundreds of cities and counties across the United States, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors at its March 12 meeting will consider adopting a resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis. Naming racism as a health crisis and committing to eliminate it within Sonoma County is considered another important step on the path to equity. Read full story

March 02, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County health officials issue cold weather warning

The County of Sonoma today issued a cold weather warning in response to the National Weather Service frost advisory from midnight to 10 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service is also predicting sub-freezing wind chill temperatures from Sunday into early Monday. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story

March 01, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Public Forum on Homelessness (#4) - Addressing Homelessness 101

You are invited to participate in an online public forum on homelessness on Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin with a brief overview on homelessness and the types of housing and shelter options that are available, followed by an “open forum” style Q&A session. This is an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about homelessness in Sonoma County. Read full story

February 27, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Measure O annual report shows increase in funding for essential homelessness, mental health services

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today accepted the Measure O update and annual report for fiscal year 2022–23. Presented by the Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measure O, a quarter-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2020 to fund mental health, substance abuse disorder and homelessness services, the annual report provides an update on the growing list of achievements attained during this second full year of the measure. Read full story