Homelessness

Board Objective

In partnership with community providers and other jurisdictions, utilize housing first and continue efforts to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, expand supportive services, secure housing, and enhance coordination to address the needs of the homeless population and mitigate impacts on the community. 

The Challenge

  • Preventing and diverting individuals and families from homelessness
  • Expanding services and outreach to secure and maintain housing to those experiencing homelessness
  • Providing appropriate shelter needs as homeless individuals and families navigate to housing
  • Increasing stock of affordable and supportive housing for those in need of housing
  • Collecting accurate data and understanding the needs of Nevada County’s homeless population for development of the best homelessness strategies

County Initiatives

  • Provide services and housing opportunities to children and youth to prevent entry into the adult homeless system and long-term homelessness
  • Increase availability of mortgage and rental assistance to maintain current housing and prevent homelessness
  • Prioritize maintaining the HOME team and expand embedded outreach and engagement
  • Strengthen housing-focused case management and post housing supportive services
  • Expand year-round shelter capacity and interim housing options
  • Facilitate and promote partnerships between local jurisdictions, stakeholders, and developers for the development of affordable and supportive housing
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care 
  • Strengthen the Homeless Resource Team for coordinated multi-disciplinary case conferencing

Learn More

  1. Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Sunday and Monday Nights

    Sierra Roots and the County are opening the Cold Weather Shelter on Sunday and Monday nights due to the cold forecasted weather at the Nevada City Veterans Hall (lower level), 415 North Pine Street. Learn More
  2. 2023 Homeless Point-in-Time count set for January 26th

    Nevada and Placer County's 2023 Homeless point-in-time count set for January 26th, 2023

    The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, a collaborative group of agencies and nonprofit organizations, has announced that Nevada and Placer County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals will take place January 26th, 2023. Learn More
  3. Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Thursday and Friday Nights

    The National Weather Service predicts significantly WET & COLD weather December 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Thursday and Friday nights. Learn More
  4. Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Monday and Tuesday Nights

    The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights in Nevada City at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room and will accept guests until 8:00 p.m. The shelter will close at 7:30 a.m. each morning. Learn More
  5. HH Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter Tuesday Night, December 6th Learn More
  6. Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

    The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night through Saturday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol Thursday and Friday nights. Learn More
  7. Better Together

    Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Wednesday Night, November 9th, and Thursday Night, November 10th Learn More
  8. equal housing opportunity image

    Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance to Eligible Residents

    Nevada County has been awarded funding to provide rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to eligible residents financially affected by COVID. Learn More
  9. 1101-1105 Sutton Way

    Nevada County Supervisors Approve Property Purchase for Sutton Way Wellness Center

    Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the property purchase at their Tuesday, August 23rd Board meeting, which will be converted into the Sutton Way Wellness Center. Learn More
  10. Brunswick Commons

    Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

    Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed Brunswick Commons housing development Monday, August 22. The project will provide 41 units of affordable housing to homeless or at-risk of homelessness individuals. Learn More
  11. Nevada County Develops Homeless Action Plan Together with CoC

    In collaboration with the Nevada County Continuum of Care (CoC), Nevada County has developed a draft Homeless Action Plan that outlines strategies and goals that the County and the CoC will work on together to address homelessness over the next two years. Learn More

Progress Report

View our most recent quarterly report to see our progress on this Board objective.