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All-In Sacramento Convening | New CoC Board Members

Sacramento Homelessness Policy Council | PIT Count RFP | CoC NOFO RFP Coordinated Access System | Emergency Housing Vouchers

COVID-19 Updates | HMIS | Careers | CoC Meetings

Join Sacramento Steps Forward, Sacramento City, Sacramento County, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and regional partners to learn about what Sacramento’s leaders are doing to solve the homeless crisis.

"All-In Sacramento": A Collaborative Initiative to Solve Sacramento’s Homeless Crisis" will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 from 8:30AM-2PM at Sacramento State’s Harper Alumni Center. It will include a series of presentations and interactive discussions about:

  • Sacramento’s Local Homeless Action Plan
  • The Plan’s 6 Leading Strategies
  • Collective Action and Implementation Approach
  • Who’s involved and how we track and report results
  • How organizations can align objectives with the LHAP and help deliver outcomes together

Stay tuned for more details. If you would like to volunteer with registration and other event logistics on April 17, or if you have questions about the convening, please contact Greer McVay.

More About LHAP

The annual CoC Board recruitment for new members showed the great interest our community has in the work we do. With 100+ CoC Board applications received, we are excited to announce the appointment of seven new CoC Board members. Please welcome our new CoC Board!

The New CoC Board Roster

The Sacramento Homeless Policy Council (SHPC) was launched in 2021 to promote regional collaboration to end homelessness. The SHPC includes elected officials from the County and cities, as well as the SSF and CoC chair. Check our website for materials from the first meeting of 2023.

Access SHPC Materials

Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) is requesting proposals from qualified agencies such as researchers, research organizations, public or private colleges or universities, and not‐for‐profit or for‐profit agencies to provide support for the 2024 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count. Applications are due Tuesday, April 25 by 5PM. For more information, please review the RFP and direct any questions or submissions to RFP@sacstepsforward.org.

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Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants and agencies to support the Sacramento City and County Continuum of Care (CoC) in preparing and submitting the annual CoC Consolidated Application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The selected consultant will work closely with the CoC Board and its Project Review Committee to develop all materials for the annual Notice of Funding competition, as well as to establish and facilitate year-round processes for system and project performance review. Applications are due Tuesday, April 25th by 5PM. Please review the RFP and email questions to RFP@sacstepsforward.org.

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The 2-1-1 housing crisis line operates from 7:30AM-5PM, triaging households to resources that include referrals to 7 shelters, 4 problem solving access points (PSAPs) and the Coordinated Access Navigation (CAN) team. See our CAS Public Resources for reports on the connections facilitated, shelter referrals completed, financial assistance provided, and more.

See Public Resources

Sacramento Steps Forward makes referrals based on predetermined eligibility and prioritization to the housing authority for emergency housing vouchers (EHVs) and subsequent enrollment. SSF monitors and updates the EHV dashboard on the last day of the month to demonstrate metrics on households. See how many households have been assessed, enrolled, and exited to permanent housing.

View EHV Dashboard

Outreach events are still being held across Sacramento County to offer various resources including COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics to people eligible for their primary vaccines or boosters.

Sacramento County Public Health and SSF will host a walkup clinic paired with diaper distributions on Wednesday, March 29 from 11AM-1PM at North Sacramento Family Resource Center located at 2469 Rio Linda Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815. Please help share the word and see other events closest to you. 

If you joined our informational COVID-19 Updates session on March 23, the webinar materials will be available soon on our website. Make sure to check your emails too for updates.

More COVID-19 Info

In the last five years, the Sacramento and Yolo Continuums of Care have vastly grown. Our HMIS has seen a 61% increase in the number of participating community agencies. Our agencies are offering the community over 45% more programs to individuals facing homelessness. Most importantly, our number of HMIS users has more than doubled. There are more HMIS-certified providers working with our homeless population than ever. Click below for more about the last five years of work in Sacramento and Yolo HMIS.

See HMIS Growth

California is anticipating continued cold, wet weather throughout March.

Check this map for open warming centers. Furthermore, here are guides for safety before, during, and after floods. Please share these resources with your networks and visit our website for more information.

More Information

Passionate about using your talents to serve your community? Our mission is to end homelessness through leadership, convening partners, data-driven best practices, and improving system performance. We are looking for team members who share our goal to end homelessness and encourage you to apply for our open positions today.

See Job Openings

Join us at the upcoming Sacramento CoC meetings below. Be sure to check the CoC Meeting webpage for meeting schedules, materials, and Zoom details:

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