Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team
The Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team is a part of a broader County and City emergency and public health response to COVID-19 in the homeless populations. The Homelessness Response Team is comprised of representatives from Sacramento County Departments of Health Services (DHS) and Human Assistance (DHA), County Director of Homeless Initiatives, the City of Sacramento Homeless Services Division, Sacramento Steps Forward and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).
Sacramento COVID-19 Homeless Placements
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|Preventative Quarantine Care||1,307|
Sacramento COVID-19 Homeless Testing
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Homeless Response Plan
Recommended by the Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team (Homelessness Response Team), the plan includes strategies and actions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate impacts for persons experiencing homelessness. Collectively, the Homelessness Response Plan allocated more than $15 million to use for COVID-19 specific response for persons experiencing homelessness.
The Homelessness Response Team has focused on strategies and actions in three primary areas of direct services for people experiencing homelessness:
- Keeping existing shelters safe and operational through education and provision of supplies;
- Expanding sheltering capacity, focusing on isolation/quarantine opportunities; and
- Supporting encampments through outreach, supply delivery, and increased sanitation
Plan Revision to Board of Supervisors on July 14, 2020
Updated Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Plan October 20, 2020
Weekly Status Reports
Monthly Demographic Breakdown
Responding to Homelessness in the County of
Homelessness in Sacramento County has been increasing in recent years, with visible signs of its impact on individuals and families and in our neighborhoods.
2019 Point in Time count reveled that on any given night, 5,570 persons are experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County. 70 percent are unsheltered.
- 12 percent are children
- 8 percent are transition age youth (18-24)
- 80 percent are adults
The number of personas experiencing homelessness increased by 19 percent since 2017.
The percentage of people experiencing chronic homelessness has decreased, especially among the unsheltered population (-7%).
Sacramento County estimate 36 per 10,000 residents are experiencing homelessness
- San Francisco is 91 per 10,000
- Los Angeles is 58 for 10,000
- San Diego is 24 per 10,000
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What is the County doing?
Monthly Initiative Status Updates
Sacramento County Homeless
No Place Like Home
Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program (HHAP)
Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)
Community Forums on Behavioral Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness - July 2019 (Updated 10/13/2020)
How can I help?
If You Need Help
Please call Sacramento 2-1-1 to speak with a live representative that can connect you to services.
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