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The City of Sacramento has begun working closely with regional partners to collaboratively end homelessness.

Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF)

Region wide efforts to prevent and end homelessness are coordinated through Sacramento Steps Forward, the lead agency in Sacramento County responsible for overseeing our homeless Continuum of Care. Sacramento Step Forward’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing approximately $18 million in federal funding for a variety of housing and service programs for persons and families experiencing homelessness administered by over 20 different nonprofit organizations
  • Administering the federally required database that collects and reports out data on the performance of homeless serving programs; and
  • Reporting out on a bi-ennial basis the count of sheltered and unsheltered people in the community experiencing homelessness; and
  • Creating and implementing a community-wide strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness throughout Sacramento; and
  • Coordinating the variety of programs available for persons experiencing homelessness in Sacramento under a Coordinated Entry and Assessment Process (called “Common Cents” locally) where people in need have a coordinated access point into the system of care and are commonly assessed and linked with services that align with their needs and vulnerability

Impact Team

 officer talking with homeless man

The Sacramento Police Department understands that compassionate policing, wrap around services, and building long term partnerships is necessary in addressing the needs of those experiencing homelessness.  As such, Sacramento Police has formed the IMPACT team.

The IMPACT team provides outreach and engagement services throughout the City of Sacramento. They are the city’s initial point of contact with both chronic homeless and chronic inebriates living on the streets. The teams seek out and engage chronically homeless persons and, for those who are willing, get them in contact with service providers who can provide housing and other services.  The teams work together to assess the homeless person’s problems, and identify how to help them from a range of solutions. Whether their homelessness had been caused by loss of income, psychological problems, substance abuse, lack of job training, or other problems, multiple options are available to assist each person.

To learn more about the IMPACT team, please visit their webpage.



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