The Safe Parking Pilot Program opened March 7, 2022 and has been authorized for two years of funding. The program provides up to 50 parking spaces for community members who are experiencing homelessness as a place to safely park their vehicle or RV with access to basic services, such as food, sanitation, and shower facilities, as well as wrap-around services to help end participants’ homelessness in alignment with the city’s Housing First Strategy. The program is also meant to lessen the impacts of homelessness on the broader community.
Funding for the program, which opened on March 7, 2022, has been authorized for two years from the city’s General Fund and $2 million in one-time monies from the American Rescue Plan Act. Additionally, the County of Sonoma approved a $500,000 funding request from the City to provide wrap-around services for program participants. To learn more, use the following link: Staff Report and City Council Presentation.
Make a Referral to the Program
Given limited space, individuals identified through the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program are currently being prioritized for placement in the Safe Parking Pilot Program in coordination with the Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST). To make a referral please call 707-978-8329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the Homeless Services Center, 610 Wilson Street, Monday-Friday: 6am-11am and 1pm-5:30pm.
Answers to frequently asked questions on homelessness and the city's response are available here. To contact the city regarding the Safe Parking Pilot Program or with a concern about homelessness, please email us at email@example.com. To receive updates, including updates on meeting times and locations, subscribe to the Homelessness Solutions email list: Click to subscribe