Better Together Nevada County: Homeless Initiative
All individuals and families facing homelessness in Nevada County will have access to safe, permanent, affordable housing, supported by the resources and services necessary to sustain them.
Through collaboration with community partners and communication with the public, we are striving to address the complex issue of homelessness impacting our community.
Nevada County partnered with Sierra Roots and Nevada City Police, with utilization of the HOME Team, for Operation Sugarloaf, which aimed to move campers as a group into hotels rooms for further navigation to housing. Read the full article at The Union. Read the Union's Article
Sierra Roots, Salvation Army and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for March 14th through 16th. The Salvation Army Shelter will be open Saturday and Sunday evenings, and Sierra Roots Sunday and Monday evenings. Read on...
The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold, low temperatures Sunday and Monday nights. Sierra Roots, Nevada City, and Nevada County are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for the nights of February 2nd and 3rd. Read More
The Nevada County Point In Time (PIT) homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 29th and is coordinated by the Nevada County Regional CoC, The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, and the County's Health and Human Services Agency. Read more
Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada have initiated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Wednesday through Friday nights, January 15th through 17th. Read More
Better together is an overall strategy spearheaded by Nevada County to support innovative and meaningful collaboration with key stakeholders, while educating the public, and inviting them to be part of the solution. Undoubtedly, we are Better Together. The Better Together site aims to keep the community informed of our constantly growing and evolving partnerships, as well as ongoing projects and events aimed at ending homelessness.
Health and Human Services Agency is committed to a “Housing First” approach to homelessness. Find out more about "Better Together" and the County’s approach.
Nevada County’s Plan to Address Homelessness, completed January 2020, is the result of a broad-based review of mulitple source documents and over two years of collaborative work to address homelessness in Nevada County. Get more information on the County’s approach to homelessness.
In January of 2018, Nevada County and community stakeholders held an annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of local homeless individuals. PIT Counts are a funding requirement by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Learn more and find the data from 2018’s Point-in-Time Count.
211 Connecting Point serves as the point of contact for Nevada County’s Coordinated Entry system. Coordinated Entry creates a centralized list of people who need housing assistance, allowing housing providers to identify the most vulnerable individuals and families that would be eligible for housing services.
Find County documents on the topic of homelessness and addressing the issue, such as Friday Memo newsletter articles to County plans and presentations on homelessness.
Find frequently asked questions and frequently used definitions on homelessness.