Homeless Community Advisory Group
Homelessness Community Advisory Group
In response to the growing community concerns with homelessness in Cloverdale, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 036-2019 approving the establishment of a Homeless Community Advisory Group (CAG).
Purpose of the CAG:
The Goal of establishing a CAG is to hold a series of meetings, wherein advisory group members share their ideas and views based on their experience working with and interacting with the homeless to help form the core content of a Homelessness Strategic Plan for addressing homelessness in Cloverdale. The CAG is meeting regularly to formulate a Draft Strategic Plan.
The meeting agendas and minutes are found at the link below:
Homelessness Strategic Plan Framework
The City of Cloverdale developed a Homelessness Strategic Plan Framework to help guide and coordinate efforts of the CAG to prepare a plant to prevent and alleviate homelessness within the Cloverdale community.
In order to identify meaningful, substantive and relevant strategies, the City intends to rely on extensive community input. The framework will outline the Vision for Success, Guiding Principles, and seven primary Goals that the Plan intends to achieve. Each goal will be connected to a series of Supporting Actions, with detailed recommendations for successful implementation. The Supporting Actions will be presented in detail in Section VI. Performance measures will be outlined in Section VII will be used to monitor the effectiveness of the Plan.
This Strategic Plan Framework is intended to align with regional efforts led by Sonoma County. The purpose of the document is to provide a framework for categorizing input provided by the people who live and work in Cloverdale and surrounding unincorporated area and is intended to reflect their understanding of the local conditions, challenges, and opportunities for addressing homelessness here in our community
Final Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan contains seven goals with thirty-six supporting actions. Implementation of the entire plan all at once was determined to be a major challenge. With this in mind, in order to focus on the immediate needs of the community, a survey conducted by the City of Cloverdale asking residents to rank their priorities for implementation. Over the course of several months, the survey received many responses that helped narrow the focus of the Advisory Group’s efforts. The table below lists the top ten priorities identified by the community and are now reflected in the Homelessness Strategic Plan Framework.
Top Priority Identified in Community Survey
Relates to Goal
Mitigate impacts on private property
Identify people at risk of homelessness
Expand enforcement and surveillance
Lobby for expanded mental health
Establish regular communication with those who interact with homeless
Collaborate with local agencies to lobby for criminal justice
Implement a fund for those at risk of homelessness
Provide field-based outreach to connect those in need to services
On August 10, 2022, the City Council formally adopted the Final Homelessness Strategic Plan.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Kevin Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 894-1723