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Homeless Emergency on the Joe Rodota Trail


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On December 17, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a Homeless Emergency on the Joe Rodota Trail (trail).

After receiving a report from staff, the Board held a special meeting on December 23, in which they approved several actions to provide permanent supportive housing, indoor-outdoor sheltering, and critical support services to the over 200 occupants of the trail. 

After receiving Board direction, staff has moved quickly to implement the approved proposal to return the trail to its intended purpose while providing housing, sheltering and services to its current occupants. Among several actions, the proposal includes:

  • Providing permanent supportive housing placements within 100 days.
  • Standing an indoor-outdoor shelter within 180 days or less. 
  • Improving the interim conditions on the trail by addressing immediate safety, health and sanitary concerns. 

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Recognizing the sensitivities and complexities involved in solving this crisis, the County of Sonoma has joined forces from different internal departments and external stakeholders to expedite an adequate response to this emergency. 

Please share your ideas for solutions with the County by emailing solvehomelessness@sonoma-county.org.

Contact Information

575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

Responding to Homelessness

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The County has a strong commitment to provide a path to permanent stable housing for all people experiencing homelessness. The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is the lead agency charged with preventing and ending homelessness.