Monday, February 20, 2017

Sonoma County Housing Workplan 2017

Affordable & Homeless Housing Community Work Plan 2017
Integrating County and City Information
1.     How Well Have We Been Doing - Conduct Housing First Data Review
a.     Review and report on all homeless program Housing First performance measures for 2016.
                                               i.     Rapid Re-housing placements
                                             ii.     Shelter bednights by location
                                            iii.     Post RR Placement case management
b.     Use report to refine 2017 performance objectives
                                               i.     Rapid Re-housing placements
                                             ii.     Shelter bednights by location
                                            iii.     Post RR Placement case management
2.     Can We Do Better - Develop Cooperative Housing Transfer Agreements
a.     Between Shelters and City Housing Authority/County Community Development Commission-funded housing units.
                                               i.     Shelters funded by Continuum of Care, FESG, HCA, or other City and County funds – Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, YWCA of Sonoma County, Social Advocates for Youth, COTS, Petaluma People Center,
b.     Between City Housing Authority/County Community Development Commission and Private Rental Housing Developers receiving government subsidies.
                                               i.     Developments currently, or in the process of, providing affordable units under any form of onsite subsidy.
3.     Develop Government – Private Partnership for Cooperative Housing Trust
a.     Rental Housing Owner Enrollment in Rapid Re-Housing Placement Program.
b.     City/County/Private Housing Development Financing
c.     No Place Like Home Application

d.     Accessory and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Burbank Housing First Photos


Mona Shane, from Burbank Housing, sent along some great photos for the project.  Here's the link to the first album (

Monday, January 3, 2011

Homeward Families Project Begins


The old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words" is being revealed once again, as the Homeward Families Project attempts to collect photographs of those who have utilized the variety of housing services provided by members of the Sonoma County Housing Coalition.

This month, I am working with support services workers from a variety of housing providers to establish an ongoing photographic referral system to archive important moments in the lives of families they serve.  If you are interested in learning more about the project, email me at