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Continuum of Care

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.

Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Manager

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Contact us by Phone
Address
Sonoma County Community Development Commission

1440 Guerneville Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.457092, -122.733925

Brown Act Training

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

Reference Documents

City Proposals for HEAP Funding