* Other includes all segments less than 1% of the total. Negative segments are not shown.
The County�s Homeless Services office was created
to respond to the need for a high level of leadership
and coordination on this highly complex issue. Its
mission is to facilitate implementation of the county
wide All-In Strategic Plan, to develop a data-driven
systems approach to addressing homelessness, and
to coordinate with County departments, other
jurisdictions, and community-based organizations
on policy, program design, program delivery,
funding development, and evaluation.
Emerging issues that the office will be working on
in the coming year include the transition of the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agency from
the Planning Department; providing project
management and oversight for technical assistance
consultants Focus Strategies for evaluating, aligning
and improving the countywide response to
homelessness; further expansion of seasonal
emergency shelter programs to year-round shelter
programs; and continuing to oversee local
implementation of the State Homeless Emergency
Aid Program (HEAP) and the California Emergency
Solutions and Housing (CESH) program.
For additional information please see the full budget document