Better Together: Homeless Initiative

Our Vision

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.


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(530) 470-2686: Contact the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team If you see or know someone that is homeless and in need of services.

Homeless Plan : Get information on approaches to homelessness in Nevada County

Connecting Point Volunteer Hub: Find volunteer opportunites  to make a difference 

"Better Together"

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.

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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.                                                                                                            

Building Bridges IconBuilding Bridges: Plan to Address Homelessness

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.           

PIT IconPoint-in-Time Count

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.                      

Coordi211 Housing logonated Entry

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. 

Magnifying glass laying on top of colored graphs and chart papersSupporting Documents

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.                                                                                                            

FFAQ text in grey boxrequently Asked Questions

Find frequently asked questions and frequently used definitions on homelessness.

  1. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

    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
  2. Old Tunnel Property Purchase NewsFlash

    County Awarded No Place like Home Funding for Brunswick Commons Housing Project

    Nevada County has been awarded $1.61 million by the California Department of Housing and Community Development for the Brunswick Commons Housing Project to build 41 affordable housing units in Grass Valley. Read More
  3. Better Together Logo NewsFlash

    County Expands Homeless Outreach Efforts with HOME Team

    Nevada County, in partnership with Hospitality House, Turning Point Community Programs and AMI Housing, is proud to launch the HOME team. The goal is to provide case management and housing support to highly vulnerable homeless residents of Nevada County. Read More

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