The clock is ticking for several cities and counties to gain access to $500 million in state funds to help with homelessness issues.

Some of the earliest to declare a shelter crisis in the region were Stockton, San Joaquin County, Vacaville, and Fairfield, and a number of cities took action before the deadline on December 31. Others have declined to make the declaration due to possible entailments from the declaration.

In some cases, a shelter crisis does not have to be declared in order to access the funds. Those places and their Continuums of Care only need to submit a waiver. This includes places like Yolo County, the City of Davis, Placer County and Nevada County, whose homeless populations don’t reach above 1,000.

Cities like Manteca and Tracy have declined to declare a shelter crisis. This will prevents them from accessing the state funds.

*Here’s who has and has not declared shelter crisis in the region:

*This list is not exhaustive.

Sacramento County

Sacramento: 1,779 homeless - declared

Folsom: 122 homeless - not declaring by end of year

Elk Grove: 40 homeless - declared

Rancho Cordova: 212 homeless - not declaring by end of year

Citrus heights: 239 homeless - on agenda for Dec.13

Sacramento County: 532 homeless - declared

San Joaquin County

Stockton: 311 unsheltered homeless - declared

Tracy: 90 unsheltered homeless - not declared

Manteca: 78 unsheltered homeless - not declared

Lodi: 89 homeless - declared

San Joaquin County: 567 unsheltered homeless - declared

Stanislaus County

Modesto: 1,221 homeless - On December 11 agenda

Turlock: 248 homeless - On December 11 agenda

Ceres: voted down resolution on December 10

Stanislaus County: declared on December 11

Solano County

Vallejo: about 300 homeless – not declared, however, Vallejo Housing & Community Development Manager, Judy Shepard-Hall said it might become inevitable as weather gets harsher

Vacaville: 149 homeless - declared

Fairfield: 556 homeless - declared

Solano County: declared

These entities are eligible for waivers due to the total of their homeless population and do not need to declare shelter crisis to get access to SB 850 funds:

Yolo, Placer, Yuba, Sutter, Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Nevada County, El Dorado County, Plumas, and Sierra Counties.


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