Homeless Initiatives

The Economic Development Department administers and distributes funds to a range of local programs to implement the following best practice strategies to meet the strategic vision, directive, and goals to address the needs of the unhoused. 
Regional VisionHomelessness should be rare, brief, and non-reoccurring.
Stockton City Council DirectiveDevelop solutions to address homelessness, including increasing the affordable housing supply.
Regional Goals
  1. Establish a coordinated and engaged regional system of care.
  2. Increase access and reduce barriers to homeless crisis response services.
  3. Ensure households experiencing homelessness have access to affordable and sustainable permanent housing solutions.

Homelessness Prevention

Homelessness Prevention activities are designed to prevent an individual or family from moving into an emergency shelter or living in a public or private place not meant for human habitation. Assistance generally consists of short-term and mediu Read More

Basic Needs

The City provides operational support funds to various programs providing food, hygiene, and other basic needs to unsheltered homeless individuals. These services are an integral component of the City's outreach and engagement strategy. Each con Read More

Low Barrier Shelter

The City of Stockton has invested in the development and operations of low barrier shelters to close the gap on the number of unsheltered individuals in Stockton. Low barrier shelters emphasize a Housing First approach and work to remove the fou Read More

Rapid Rehousing

Rapid Rehousing is an evidence-based strategy that provides short-term rental assistance and case management services to help people obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and stay housed. By connecting people with a home, they are Read More

Homeless Housing Development

The City of Stockton is working to jump start a range of housing opportunities, including affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households and permanent housing reserved for those that are homeless. Project Homekey, a State of Califor Read More

Operating Subsidies

As the City invests in the development of affordable and supportive housing units for persons experiencing homelessness, grant funds for operating subsidies will be granted to provide case management and housing stabilization services for indivi Read More

Capacity Building and Systems Support

The City participates in a range of regional collaborations to improve the effectiveness of the homelessness response system. The City currently invests in a number of critical homeless system infrastructure supports, such as Coordinated Entry, Read More
Last Update : 12/14/2023, 9:23:43 AM