Better Together Nevada County: Homeless Initiative


The HOME Team identifies, engages, and provides case management and housing support to highly vulnerable homeless individuals, while meeting people where they are at in the community. If you see someone or know of someone experiencing homelessness, call (530) 470-2686 or email

Homeless Plan

Nevada County’s Plan to Address Homelessness, completed January 2020, is the result of a broad-based review of  multiple source documents and over two years of collaborative work to address homelessness in Nevada County. Get more information on the County’s approach to homelessness.  

Landlord Liaison Recruitment and Resources for Landlords

If you have or know of some one that has a rental property and is interested in our program for  resources to landlords, including guaranteed rent, or money for repair costs and appliance replacement,  call (530) 878-5088 or contact AMI housing at

Connecting Point Volunteer Hub

Find volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community by visiting the  Connecting Point volunteer hub.                                                                                              

Point-in-Time Count

In January of 2018, Nevada County and community stakeholders held an annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of local homeless individuals.  PIT Counts are a funding requirement by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Learn more and find the data from 2018’s Point-in-Time Count.                      


Health and Human Services Agency is committed to a “Housing First” approach to homelessness. Find out more about "Better Together" and the County’s approach.               

Coordinated Entry  211

211 Connecting Point serves as the point of contact for Nevada County’s Coordinated Entry system. Coordinated Entry creates a centralized list of people who need housing assistance, allowing housing providers to identify the most vulnerable individuals and families that would be eligible for housing services.                                                                                                 

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    Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Wednesday Night, November 9th, and Thursday Night, November 10th Learn More
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    Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance to Eligible Residents

    Nevada County has been awarded funding to provide rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to eligible residents financially affected by COVID. Learn More
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    Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

    Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the property purchase at their Tuesday, August 23rd Board meeting, which will be converted into the Sutton Way Wellness Center. Learn More
  4. Brunswick Commons

    Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

    Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed Brunswick Commons housing development Monday, August 22. The project will provide 41 units of affordable housing to homeless or at-risk of homelessness individuals. Learn More
  5. Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan Together with CoC

    In collaboration with the Nevada County Continuum of Care (CoC), Nevada County has developed a draft Homeless Action Plan that outlines strategies and goals that the County and the CoC will work on together to address homelessness over the next two years. Learn More
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    Nevada County's 2022 Homeless PIT Count Set for February 24th

    Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), will conduct Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families on February 24, 2022. Learn More
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    Completion of Lone Oak Senior Housing Development in Penn Valley

    Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and residents celebrated the completion of the Lone Oak senior housing development in Penn Valley on Tuesday, August 17. Learn More
  8. Odyssey House Ribbon Cutting

    Nevada County Celebrates the Newly Re-opened Odyssey House

    Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Wednesday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. Learn More
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