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 August 27, 2019

    On August 22, 2019 the Home Sonoma County Leadership Council (CoC Board) approved rating and rankings for new and renewal projects in the FY 2019 Continuum of Care Competition. 

  • Published on March 13, 2019

    Staff Reports for FY2019-20 Consolidated Homeless Services Funding are now available for review. These are only recommendations and will be considered by the Home Sonoma County Leadership Council on March 22, 2019. 

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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


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Santa Rosa offices are closed to the public at this time. Please contact us by phone or email.

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