Homeless Services Oversight Council

Meeting Calendar

September 2018
CESH Informational Meeting 9:00 AM
HSOC Coordinating Committee Meeting 9:00 AM
HSOC Housing Committee Meeting 2:00 PM
Full HSOC Meeting 1:00 PM
HSOC Finance and Data Committee Meeting 10:00 AM

Informational Meeting for New Homeless Grant Coming Up August 28, 2018


The State of California recently published a Notice of Funding Availability for the new California Emergency Solutions Homeless (CESH) grant.   As the next step, the County will soon be publishing a Request for Proposals for organizations to apply for CESH funding to assist homeless persons in the San Luis Obispo County Continuum of Care. 


There will be an Informational Meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Room 358 at the Department of Social Services for organizations interested in applying for CESH grant.  CESH can provide funding for a variety of types of homeless assistance, including Coordinated Entry, short-term rental subsidies, and housing operating subsidies.  Copies of the County’s Request for Proposals will be distributed at the meeting.  While this informational session is not mandatory, organizations interested in applying that do not send a representative are encouraged to contact Allison Rustick (arustick@co.slo.ca.us) at the County Department of Planning as soon as possible to request an application, as the turn around time for this grant will be very short due to State timelines. 


For general information about the CESH grant, please see  http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/cesh.shtml


HSOC Seeking New Members

(Two Vacant Seats:  Local K-12 Academic Institution, currently or formerly homeless person.)

The County of San Luis Obispo is inviting interested persons to submit their applications to participate on the countywide advisory committee called the “Homeless Services Oversight Council” (HSOC). The HSOC was created by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2009 and its purpose is to lead, facilitate, and provide oversight for implementation of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. A copy of the HSOC By-Laws can be obtained from the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder or from the San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department. As stated in its By-Laws, the role of the HSOC is as follows:

Role of the HSOC:

•    Provide a planning and policy development forum, with local jurisdiction and public and private service providers actively participating.
•    Compile and monitor data and information regarding the number of homeless persons and service utilization, working with service providers and local jurisdictions
•    Advise service providers of opportunities and best practices to improve access to and strengthen homeless services
•    Advocate for and provide local jurisdictions with recommendations on public funding allocations, based upon local needs and prioritized objectives within the “10-Year Plan to End Homelessness”
•    Work with public and private partners, donors and grant makers to establish financial resources for service implementation, coordination and sustainability.
 The term of appointment is three years.
All applications should be emailed to Jessica Lorance at jlorance@co.slo.ca.us


M.A.S.H. Events 2018:
If you are interested in being a Service Provider at one or all of the events please fill out a card under our contacts us tab “MASH Providers ONLY”
•    Coastal Event: February 26, 2018 from 1-4pm at the Veterans Hall in Morro Bay
•    SLO Event: May 24, 2018 from 10am-2pm at the Veterans Hall in SLO
•    South County Event: August 8, 2018 from 10am-2pm at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande
•    North County Event: October 24, 2018 from 10am-2pm at Estrella Hall at the Paso Robles Event Center


May 25, 2017- M.A.S.H. -Stand Down Event: http://www.ksby.com/story/35510616/free-services-at-mash-stand-down-event-thursday
Oct. 27, 2016- “http://www.keyt.com/news/slo-county-rallies-to-help-homeless-find-jobs-homes-and-medical-care/133429926,” KCOY
Oct. 21, 2015- “http://www.ksby.com/story/30315942/mash-homeless-outreach-event-being-held-in-the-paso-robles-event-center-wednesday,” KSBY
Nov. 7, 2015- “SLO County homeless program is on track to house the 50 most vulnerable ,” SLO Tribune
Jan. 3, 2015 – “50Now program provides homes for the chronically homeless”, SLO Tribune


Contact Social Services

Child and Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011