Homelessness

Board Objective

In partnership with community providers and other jurisdictions, utilize housing first and continue efforts to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, expand supportive services, secure housing, and enhance coordination to address the needs of the homeless population and mitigate impacts on the community. 

The Challenge

  • Preventing and diverting individuals and families from homelessness
  • Expanding services and outreach to secure and maintain housing to those experiencing homelessness
  • Providing appropriate shelter needs as homeless individuals and families navigate to housing
  • Increasing stock of affordable and supportive housing for those in need of housing
  • Collecting accurate data and understanding the needs of Nevada County’s homeless population for development of the best homelessness strategies

County Initiatives

  • Provide services and housing opportunities to children and youth to prevent entry into the adult homeless system and long-term homelessness
  • Increase availability of mortgage and rental assistance to maintain current housing and prevent homelessness
  • Prioritize maintaining the HOME team and expand embedded outreach and engagement
  • Strengthen housing-focused case management and post housing supportive services
  • Expand year-round shelter capacity and interim housing options
  • Facilitate and promote partnerships between local jurisdictions, stakeholders, and developers for the development of affordable and supportive housing
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care 
  • Strengthen the Homeless Resource Team for coordinated multi-disciplinary case conferencing

Learn More

  1. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    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
  2. Lone Oak Sign Only  (2)

    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
  3. 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
  4. Built for Zero logo

    Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran's Day 2021

    Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population. Read on...
  5. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Thursday Evening-Saturday Morning

    The National Weather Service predicts significantly cold and wet weather starting Thursday night through Saturday morning. Sierra Roots and the County are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for two nights with COVID-19 safety measures. Learn More

Progress Report

View our most recent quarterly report to see our progress on this Board objective.