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, Board Chair Director of Advocacy, Loaves & Fishes Homeless Provider/Advocate
Beth Hassett, Vice Chair Executive Director, WEAVE Domestic Violence
Bill Knowlton Advocate
Patty Kleinknecht Executive Director, The River District County Office of Education
Cynthia Cavanaugh

Director of Homeless Initiatives, County of Sacramento 

County Government
A. Jonathan Porteus, PhD Chief Executive Officer, WellSpace Health Social Services Provider

Diane Lampe

Coordinator, Sacramento County Office of Education Project TEACH

County Office of Education
Holly Wunder Stiles Director of Housing Development, Mutual Housing California Nonprofit Housing Developer
Sarah Thomas Assistant Director, Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency Housing Authority
Katie Freeny Program Director, El Hogar Community Service Mental Health
Jason Henry California Regional Director, Veterans Resource Centers of America Veterans
Katherine Cooley Community & Economic Development, City of Citrus Heights City of Citrus Heights
Lt. Dan Monk Commander, City of Sacramento Police Department Central Division City Law Enforcement
Lisa Culp Executive Director, Women’s Empowerment City Law Enforcement
Dion Dwyer Community Service Director, Downtown Sacramento Partnership Business Community
David Husid Vice President of Community Development, Cottage Housing Homeless Person- Formerly Homeless
Cathy Creswell Board Member, Sacramento Housing Alliance Homeless Advocate
Paul Curtis Executive Director, California Coalition for Youth Youth
John Foley Executive Director, Sacramento Self Help Housing Homeless Services Provider
Dr. Olivia Kasirye Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Sacramento County County of Sacramento / Healthcare