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.
CDBG-DR Public Meeting Notice
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be hosting a Public Meeting to discuss the Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery - San Luis Obispo County Residents Impacted by January 2023 Winter Storms.
As a result of the January 2023 winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides, the State of California received $115,022,000 of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to address disaster impacts and mitigate future disasters. The CDBG-DR funding must be spent within areas impacted by the disaster, including Merced, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, San Joaquin, and Ventura Counties.
HCD will discuss the proposed CDBG-DR housing and mitigation programs, and the budget and funding timeline at the public meeting:
Thursday, March 14th from 6pm to 8pm
Morro Bay Veteran’s Memorial Building at 209 Surf St. in Morro Bay
Click here to review the State CDBG-DR Action Plan for 2023 Disasters.
Comments can be submitted to HCD at the time of the meeting or via the following methods until March 28, 2024:
· Email to [email protected] or
· Post mail to Disaster Recovery and Response Unit, Attn: Mona Akbar, HCD, 2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
County of San Luis Obispo February 2024 Request For Proposals
The Department of Social Services Adult and Homeless Services Branch is excited to announce the February 2024 Request for Proposals (RFP) is available on our website at wwww.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Social-Services/Homeless-Services-Division/Funding-Availability.aspx.
Funding sources available include Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Round 3 and 4, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Emergency Solutions Grant (HCD-ESG), Home Investment Partnership Program American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP), and the City of Pismo Beach Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA-PB). Detailed information on the projects each grant may fund is available on our website.
The deadline to apply is 9:00 pm, Friday, March 1, 2024. Applications should be submitted to [email protected].
Applicants can find more information on Homeless Services' Funding Availability page.