In 2017 the Nevada county Board of Supervisors made addressing homelessness a top priority. Over the past two years, County staff, nonprofits, and community stakeholders have made significant strides in addressing the complex issue of homelessness. Since the Board prioritized homelessness, there have been several documents and presentations that have articulated recommended or potential strategies to address homelessness. The specific objectives and initiatives presented in the current plan, Nevada County’s Plan to Address Homeless, are the result of a broad-based review of multiple source documents, and over two years of collaborative work to address homelessness in Nevada County. This will be a living document as we identify new opportunities, collaborate with additional partners, measure success and adjust strategy.
In collaboration with the Nevada County Continuum of Care, Nevada County developed the Homeless Action Plan to meet state requirements for the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program (HHAP) funding. Called the Nevada County and CoC Joint Homeless Action Plan, this iteration of the Homeless Plan builds on the previous plan to identify lessons learned, gaps to be filled in the homeless response system, and strategic goals to fill the gaps.