Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care


Federal Funding to Address Homelessness

As the lead agency addressing homelessness in Sacramento County, Sacramento Steps Forward is responsible for distributing and managing federal funds granted by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development for its Continuum of Care Program. SSF leads the effort, along with a dozen nonprofit homeless services providers, to determine the needs of Sacramento’s homeless population and to apply collectively for these funds in order to provide housing and services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County.


For Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Information, click HERE.

For Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Availability/RFPs, click HERE.

Continuum of Care Advisory Board (CoC Advisory Board)

The Continuum of Care Board is responsible for advising the Sacramento Steps Forward Board of Directors and the community on policy around the issue of homelessness.  The goal of this Board is to ensure Sacramento Steps Forward a broad representation of constituents in the community, allowing our organization to establish a more efficient method of community planning and evaluation, which is key in our mission to end homelessness.

Member & Office Organization Area of Representation
Joan Burke, Chair Director of Advocacy, Loaves & Fishes Local Homeless Coalition/Network
Bill Knowlton, Secretary Chair, Stockton Blvd PBID Homeless Advocate
Beth Hassett, Vice Chair Executive Director, WEAVE Domestic Violence
Emily Bender Director of Programs, Sacramento LGBT Community
Youth & LGBT
Sarah Bontrager Housing and Public Services Manager, City of Elk
City of Elk Grove
Cindy Cavanaugh Director of Homeless Initiatives, County of
County of Sacramento
Katherine Cooley Development Specialist II, City of Citrus Heights City of Citrus Heights
Cathy Creswell President, Sacramento Housing Allaince Homeless Advocate
Lisa Culp Executive Director, Women’s Empowerment Homeless Employment Services
Dion Dwyer Community Service Director, Downtown Sacramento
Business Community
John Foley Executive Director, Sacramento Self Help Housing Homeless Services
Katie Freeny El Hogar Guest House Homeless Clinic Mental Health
Emily Halcon Homeless Services Coordinator, City of Sacramento City of Sacramento
Jason Henry Regional Director- Northern California, Veterans
Resource Centers of America
Todd Henry Lieutenant/Operations Commander North, Sacramento
County Sheriff’s Department
Jail/Law Enforcement
David Husid Director Community Development, Cottage Housing Formerly Homeless
Erin Johansen Executive Director, TLCS Mental Health
Olivia Kasirye, MD Public Health Officer, County of Sacramento Public
County of Sacramento Public Health
Patty Kleinknecht Executive Director, The River District Business Community
Diane Lampe Coordinator, Sacramento County Office of Education
Student Mental Health Programs
Lt. Dan Monk Police Department Central Division, City of
Law Enforcement
Jonathan Porteus,PHD Chief Executive Officer, WellSpace Health Social Services Provider
Amani Sawires Rapaski Chief Operating Officer, Volunteers of America-NCNN Substance Abuse
Sarah Thomas Assistant Director, Sacramento Housing &
Redevelopment Agency
Housing Authority
Charles Ware Formerly Homeless
Holly Wunder Stiles Director of Housing Development, Mutual Housing
Nonprofit Housing Developer