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 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 and the cities of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, 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 anticipated to be held 3 times a year, 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.

Resources & Meeting Details

The final SHPC meeting of 2023 will be held on December 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.



March 11, 2022


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Update on Actions for a Successful Homeless Response System  
  3. Local Homelessness Action Plan Process and Expected Outcomes
  4. Next SHPC Meeting – June 17, 2022
  5. Final Remarks/Next Steps

August 27, 2021: First Policy Council Meeting Recording



  1. Welcome
  2. Voices from the Field
  3. Key Elements of a Successful Homeless Response System
  4. SHPC Member Perspective
  5. Paths Forward – Developing a System Level Response
  6. Public Comment
  7. Final Remarks/Next Steps

For more information please contact Sarah Fletcher

Check this page for new information and updates. 
Updated: March 7, 2023.