Homeless Services Oversight Council
The Homeless Services Oversight Council (HSOC) is an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors. The full HSOC meets every other month in San Luis Obispo to discuss countywide efforts to address homelessness. Standing Committees on Housing, Homeless Services, and Finance and Data also meet to focus on specific topics within their purview. Members of the HSOC are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. All HSOC meetings are open to the public.
For more information regarding the Homeless Services Oversight Committee, see www.slohomeless.com.
2017 Homeless Point in Time Count Released
A new report indicates that investments in homeless services may be working to reduce homelessness in San Luis Obispo County, especially among veterans. However, a growing housing shortage continues to be an obstacle to overcoming homelessness.
As part of its 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, the County conducts a census of its homeless population every two years, which also ensures that the County continues to receive funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for shelters, services, and permanent supportive housing. The census is conducted in a single, 24-hour period in January and measures the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons. The number provides a snapshot of homelessness and is used along with other data on homelessness to guide planning.