Sonoma County awards $2 million for homeless shelters, safe parking programs

11 December 2021

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors awarded $2 million in funding this week to support five projects that will provide housing and other resources for people experiencing homelessness in Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Guerneville and Sebastopol.

All five projects will help individuals transition from the street or encampments into safe parking or interim shelter in preparation for placement in more secure housing environments, such as permanent supportive housing and other affordable housing. The initiative leverages partnerships with cities and community groups to create paths that lead to long-term housing for unhoused people.

“We need to explore every creative opportunity that we have, because we continue to have a crisis on the streets of Sonoma County,” said Lynda Hopkins, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “We are wholly embracing creative solutions here in Sonoma County. We are willing to take risks to get people housed.”

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