The goal of Home Sonoma County is to achieve functional zero homelessness in Sonoma County through utilization of a Housing First strategy. Through Sonoma County’s homeless system of care, persons experiencing homelessness will be connected to permanent housing as quickly as possible possible by strategically targeting Rapid Re-housing and Permanent Supportive Housing as resources.
The new system of care program is designed to accomplish the following:
- Promote a community‐wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness
- Provide funding for efforts to quickly re‐house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness
- Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs
- Optimize self‐sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
In Sonoma County, the primary decision-making group will be called the Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Leadership Council. Focused Task Groups will comprise the members of the Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC), the current CoC lead agency, will serve as the interim lead agency until the Leadership Council officially selects an entity to serve as the lead agency.
Sonoma County’s Homeless System of Care will serve as the HUD-mandated Continuum of Care (CoC) program for the county.
2017 Homeless System of Care Redesign Whitepaper
(PDF: 1,783 KB)
2018 Homeless Census and Survey Report
(PDF: 3,221 KB)
2018 Homeless Census Executive Summary
(PDF: 406 KB)