Better Together: 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.
Nevada County’s collaboration with other jurisdictions and community stakeholders is essential to the success of the Housing First model; undoubtedly, we are “Better Together”. The “Better Together” site intends 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.
In January 2018, the Health and Human Services Agency presented a plan to address homelessness to the Board of Supervisors, including short term and long term agency goals, budget needs, and anticipated funding sources.Find out more information about the plan.
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.
The number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Nevada County decreased slightly in 2018 compared to the previous year. A total of 272 individuals experiencing homelessness were identified during this year's count as compared to 371 in 2017. Read More