Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care Program

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is Sonoma County's collaborative effort representing the homeless services system of care. Governed by a fifteen-member Continuum of Care Board, the countywide effort is responsible for oversight of funds designated to the Continuum of Care and planning/policy development for addressing homelessness. The Board consists of local elected officials, nonprofit representatives, subject matter experts, and individuals with lived homeless experience. The Community Development Commission serves as the Lead Agency of CoC.

The Goal of the CoC is to achieve Functional Zero homelessness in Sonoma County using a Housing First model. The 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

For more information, visit the HUD-mandated Continuum of Care Program.

  • Published on September 1, 2021

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified applicants interested in applying to be the operator of the Coordinated Entry System (CES). 

  • 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.

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Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Program Manager


Karissa White
Continuum of Care Coordinator

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

Santa Rosa Office is now open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Masks are required.

Reference Documents

City Proposals for HEAP Funding

Brown Act Training

Brown Act Training
Presentation outlining the history and purpose of the Ralph M. Brown Act