Key Homeless Services Outcomes in Rohnert Park

Updated 5/2/2022

Key Outcomes

Addressing homelessness is a priority for Rohnert Park.  The Rohnert Park City Council dedicated $1.3 Million to fund solutions to this pressing issue for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2021. 
ROHNERT PARK’S RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS

The City employs a multidisciplinary approach to manage the impacts of homelessness.  City staff regularly conduct trash and debris clean-ups in and around encampments.  Rohnert Park Public Safety routinely enforces existing laws in encampments as they do all over the City, and respond to complaints from community members. Whenever possible, City staff try to connect individuals living in encampments to services that lead to permanent housing through the City's homeless service providers.

We work closely with a variety of community organizations and government agencies to address and ultimately end homeless in our City.  Through our City Council’s investment, we are partnering with Catholic Charities and SHARE Sonoma County to match individuals to affordable housing options and to provide the supports needed for them to sustain this housing.  We are also partnering with Catholic Charities Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) and Unsheltered Friends Outreach (UFO) to connect individuals living on the street to shelter and services as well providing basic survival needs.  

Learn more about the City's investment in solutions to homelessness here.

Learn more about the City's response to encampments here.

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