The Homeless Services Division was established within the Department of Social Services on August 9, 2022, following the approval of the San Luis Obispo Countywide Plan to Address Homelessness by the Board of Supervisors. Full staffing and operational capacity is expected during the summer of 2023.
San Luis Obispo Countywide Plan to Address Homelessness
On August 9, 2022, the County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to curb homelessness by 50% in 5 years. The plan represents months of collaboration and input from those affected by homelessness in San Luis Obispo County, including the public, various agencies, non-profits, and other community stakeholders.
For Those Facing Housing Insecurity
If you or someone you know are currently without housing or at risk of becoming homeless, please see the Get Help page.
Projects and Initiatives
To learn more about the new and upcoming efforts to address homelessness in San Luis Obispo County:
- 2024 Point-in-Time Count: a community-wide initiative to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in San Luis Obispo County on a single night.
- Welcome Home Village: an 80-unit supportive housing community in San Luis Obispo
Notice of Public Hearing for Community Development Needs Assessment
A hearing will be held to consider and identify public needs for the 2024 Action Plan allocating federal grant funds. The Urban County of San Luis Obispo which includes the cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, and the County of San Luis Obispo, is inviting interested persons to attend a public hearing discussing county housing and community development needs which may be addressed through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Home Investment Partnership Program American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA), Title 29 Funds and County General Funds. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to express their views on both the needs of the community and the use of federal funds. The results of the Community Needs Assessment Survey will be presented during the hearing.
CDBG funds can be used for housing, public facilities, and economic development activities that benefit low-income persons. HOME funds are used to support affordable housing projects for low-income families. ESG funds support homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, homelessness prevention, and rapid re-housing programs.
The Needs Assessment Hearing will be held before the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors at the Katcho Achadjian Government Center, located at 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo, on December 12, 2023.
For more information on the Urban County federal funding program and the 2024 Action Plan funds, please visit www.slocounty.gov/communitydevelopment.