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April 4, 2022 | Community Development Commission

HomeFirst to operate the Sonoma County Continuum of Care’s Coordinated Entry System

The Coordinated Entry System in Sonoma County has changed operators from Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa to HomeFirst, a nonprofit agency based in Santa Clara County. The change in operators was approved by the local Continuum of Care Board and took effect on April 1. Read full story


April 4, 2022

FY 2022 CoC Renewal Evaluations: Rating & Ranking Process for the 2021 Continuum of Care Competition

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that local CoC’s prioritize all renewal and new projects submitted in our consolidated application. As in past years, project priorities will be generated by a scoring system, site visits and interviews by the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee, made up of impartial members of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board and community partners. The evaluation Committee will be considered a committee of the CoC, and all documents will be published and noticed publicly. Read full story


January 3, 2022

Sonoma CountyContinuum of Care (CoC) Board 2022 Elections

The Sonoma County CoC Board is the decision-making body of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care. The Sonoma County Continuum of Care addresses the problems of housing and homelessness by having a countywide, community-informed, and person-centered CoC system that is compassionate, inclusive, financially responsible, equitable, coordinated, and outcomes based. Nominations are hereby invited for five (5) seats to be chosen by eligible CoC voters at the CoC Quarterly Membership meeting on March 2, 2022 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Nominations and Statement of Interest forms will be accepted until February 23rd at 5:00pm. Read full story


December 14, 2021

2022 Sonoma County Homeless Point-in-Time Count Volunteer Registration Now Open!

Friday, February 25, 2022  is the Sonoma County Point-in-Time (PIT) Street Count for all populations of person’s experiencing homelessness. The Count is a requirement for receiving federal homeless assistance funds and provides critical data used to understand homelessness locally and to support strategic decisions about our program. Read full story


December 1, 2021

Sonoma CountyContinuum of Care (CoC) Membership Open Applications

The Sonoma County Continuum of Care (CoC) is now accepting applications to become a member of the Continuum of Care. The Sonoma County CoC addresses the problems of housing and homelessness by having a countywide, community-informed, and person-centered CoC system that is compassionate, inclusive, financially responsible, equitable, coordinated, and outcomes-based. Anyone or any entity committed to the prevention and ending of homeless is welcome in the Continuum of Care. Read full story


November 4, 2021

Request for Proposals - November 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). Read full story


August 16, 2021

Chronic HomelessnessDocumentation Training

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. Read full story


August 12, 2021

Request for Proposal: COVID-19Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV) funds for Rapid Rehousing (RRH) andEmergency Shelter (ES) projects

Asyou are aware, ESG-CV funds can only be used “to prevent, prepare for, and respond tocoronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receivinghomeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance andhomelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created bycoronavirus under the Emergency Solutions Grants program Read full story


April 1, 2021

Rating & Ranking Process for the 2021 Continuum ofCare Competition

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that local CoC’s prioritize all renewal and new projects submitted in our consolidated application. As in past years, project priorities will be generated by a scoring system, site visits and interviews by the CoC Competition Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee, made up of impartial members of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board. Read full story


August 27, 2019

2019 Continuum of Care Competition Priority List

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. Read full story