Sacramento Homeless Policy Council

The Sacramento Homeless Policy Council (SHPC) was launched to promote regional collaboration to end homelessness.


The SHPC, which includes elected officials and Sacramento’s Continuum of Care leaders, came together for the first time on August 27, 2021 to engage in broad-based, collaborative, and strategic discussions in response to Sacramento’s homelessness crisis. 


Recognizing that there are ongoing and emerging opportunities where increased collaboration can make a significant regional impact, the SHPC strives to:  


  • Accelerate knowledge sharing and actionable best practices for addressing homelessness in Sacramento;
  • Develop shared policy direction on solutions to address the homelessness crisis; and
  • Champion and promote alignment of coordinated system policies and integrated approaches.


Current SHPC membership consists of elected officials from Sacramento County, the City of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, and Rancho Cordova. In addition, the SHPC also includes leaders of the homeless response system’s coordinating bodies, including the Chair of the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Chair of the CoC lead agency, Sacramento Steps Forward.


Meetings are held quarterly, with ongoing discussion and collaboration between community leaders and staff continuing year-round. Although not a formal decision-making body, the SHPC provides a critical space for discussion on how to best inform and connect investments, initiatives, and resources across jurisdictions.


Learn more in the council’s original overview document.



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For more information please contact Sarah Fletcher