Lower Russian River Area Homeless Shelter and Services Center
Welcome to the website of the Lower Russian River Area Homeless Shelter and Services Center project. Here you can find news and information about the project.
As the administrator of affordable housing programs in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (the Commission) also works with other local jurisdictions and nonprofits to reduce homelessness. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors allocated funding to allow the Commission to explore the feasibility of siting a homeless services center and shelter on one of several possible sites in the Lower Russian River area, and to negotiate the lease or purchase of land for that purpose.
Published on March 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM
$300,000 is available for housing projects or services aimed at addressing homelessness in the Lower Russian River area.
Published on November 29, 2017
Members of the Lower Russian River Homeless Task Force have selected six organizations to receive funding to house 50 individuals experiencing homelessness and mitigate the effects of homelessness in the Lower Russian River.
Published on October 2, 2017
The Questions and Responses submitted for the Lower Russian River Homeless Housing and Services Request for Proposals are now available for review.
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River Area Shelter and Downtown Task Group (RASAD)
In 2011, the former Sonoma County Community Redevelopment Agency convened a stakeholder group called the River Area Shelter and Downtown Task Group (RASAD) to find mutually agreeable solutions to the locate and develop a permanent shelter solution for homeless people in the lower Russian River area. The task group made several recommendations which were presented to the public and published as a report.
This valuable research and several of these recommendations have been incorporated into the current effort to explore the development of a homeless shelter and services center.
View the River Area Shelter and Downtown Task Group page for additional documents and other historical information