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Ending Homelessness

Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that impacts all of our communities in Sonoma County. Ending homelessness requires a countywide, shared responsibility in planning and developing solutions. Home Sonoma County is the region-wide body responsible for setting the vision and strategic planning towards ending homelessness in Sonoma County. The goal of Home Sonoma County is to achieve “functional zero” homelessness in Sonoma County through a Housing First strategy. Through Home Sonoma County, persons experiencing homelessness will be connected to permanent housing as quickly as possible using a Coordinated Entry System, Rapid Re-Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing as key strategies to end individual housing crises. 

As both a funding agency and convener of planning efforts, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission acts as the Lead Agency for Home Sonoma County. In partnership with service agencies, advocates, and the community, our goal is to make homelessness increasingly rare and brief.

Featured Services

  • Published on August 16, 2021

    Held by the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, this training will focus on the requirements to be considered chronically homeless as HUD defines it, as well as go over the documentation process for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funded permanent supportive housing units. This training will be useful for providers who will be participating in the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) referral process and will be recorded and posted to our website for those who were unable to attend.

  • Published on August 12, 2021

    As you are aware, ESG-CV funds can only be used “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus under the Emergency Solutions Grants program

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Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Manager

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Mail Address

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Continuum of Care (CoC)

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Continuum of Care Board

CoC's goal is to achieve Functional Zero homelessness using a Housing First model.