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Indoor-Outdoor Homeless Shelters

The Board of Supervisors approved actions to identify more medium- to long-term indoor/outdoor homeless shelters and navigation centers.

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On December 23, the Board of Supervisors gave direction for County staff to stand an indoor-outdoor shelter within 180 days or less. This will be a medium- to long-term indoor/outdoor shelter and navigation center, and may include a combination of on-site structures, RV hook-ups, and safe parking. 

A stakeholder engagement meeting for specific design elements of the indoor-outdoor shelters sites was held on Friday, January 3, 2020. The County is currently in the process of identifying potential locations for these sites based on Board approve criteria. 

Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P)

The County is currently accepting responses to a Request for Qualifications/Proposals for Indoor-Outdoor Shelter Site(s) and Services for Homeless Individuals.

Responses can be submitted starting on January 10th and must be received no later than 2:00 P.M. on January 27th, 2020. 

Application Materials


Date Event 
January 7, 2020 Release Request for Qualifications/Proposals.
January 9-15, 2020Open period for respondent's questions. Will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2020.
January 17, 2020County will respond to questions once received and will publish questions and answers by this date.
January 10-27, 2020 Responses will be accepted anytime during this period. Responses will not be accepted after 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2020.

Questions and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ATTN: Suzanne Whipple at Questions will not be accepted by phone.

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.