​​Responding to​ Homelessness in the
County of Sacramento

Homelessness in Sacramento County has been increasing in recent years, with visible signs of its impact on individuals and families and in our neighborhoods.   According to Sacramento Steps Forward, the total homeless population in Sacramento County as counted on a single night went from 2,358 individuals counted in 2011 to 2,659 in 2015 (with 2017 “point-in-time” count results pending).  As the largest provider of social services (including health, behavioral health, and income supports) and a major funder of homeless services (including shelters and transitional housing, re-housing assistance and permanent housing), Sacramento County is committed to working in partnership with cities, government partners, and community stakeholders to develop and deliver the most impactful solutions to homelessness.   

Please check back as we expand our webpage on homelessness solutions in the coming months.

If You Need Help

Sacramento 2-1-1. By dialing 211, you will speak with a live person who will connect you with essential services in Sacramento County, including year-around, seasonal and temporary  emergency shelters or permanent housing resources. 

Reporting Neighborhood Concerns - 311

The County of Sacramento handles municipal services in the unincorporated area of the County. Services include responding to complaints about abandoned cars, graffiti and homeless encampments.  If you would like to report a neighborhood concern, such as a homeless encampment, please call 311 (or 875-4311 if you are calling from out of the area.).  You may also download the 311 mobile application to your phone to report concerns online.

Call 911 to report criminal or dangerous activity or situations.

Sacramento County Homelessness

October 18, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop: Homelessness Crisis Response: Investing in What Works

November 15, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop: Increasing Permanent Housing Opportunities for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

January 24, 2017 Board of Supervisors Report: Update on County of Sacramento’s Homeless Initiatives

January 31, 2017 Joint Special Meeting on Homelessness, County Board of Supervisors and Sacramento City Council

March 21, 2017 Board of Supervisors Meeting, County of Sacramento Initiatives To Reduce Homelessness