Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

The City is developing a five-year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan which will identify step-by-step actions to address homelessness in the community and achieve “Functional Zero” homelessness in alignment with the Sonoma County Continuum Care. To provide technical assistance in developing the plan, the City has engaged Focus Strategies, a national consulting firm based on the West Coast that has over 16 years of experience helping communities improve efforts to end homelessness by using local data and national research to shape program and system design. 

Virtual Community Input Session - May 23, 2022

This community forum is part of the initial information gathering phase of the strategic planning process. Community members are encouraged to participate and provide input to help shape and inform the plan. 

When: Monday, May 23, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

To Participate:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda for the Community Input Session is available here -  ENGLISH | SPANISH

What to Expect at the Community Input Session

The information gathered in the Community Input Session, along with other stakeholder engagement efforts, will be used by Focus Strategies to develop an understanding of the current state of the homelessness response in the City of Santa Rosa and begin identifying goals and strategies to incorporate into the plan. 

The meeting will begin with a presentation by Focus Strategies about the strategic planning process and some contextual information about the City’s current approach to addressing homelessness. This will be followed by an opportunity for input from meeting participants on how they would define success for the plan and elements they would like to see incorporated. Focus Strategies and City of Santa Rosa staff will be available to answer any questions about the strategic planning activities.

Next Steps

Work on the Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan began in March 2022; the plan will be prepared over six to 12 months, starting with an assessment of existing systems and stakeholders, followed by drafting and delivering a final strategic plan.