Understand the Challenge
Sacramento County is facing a homelessness crisis. Homelessness is usually the result of the cumulative impact of a number of factors, rather than a single cause. OHI's mission is to bring together a collaborative team to focus on improving housing outcomes and reducing the negative impact our community is facing.
Understand our Plan
The County, in collaboration with the City of Sacramento, the Continuum of Care (via Sacramento Steps Forward), and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, has adopted a Local Homelessness Action Plan (LHAP). The LHAP creates a roadmap for policy makers and investments oriented around six strategies.
Understand the Broader Context
People who experience homelessness are not distinct and separate from the rest of the population. In fact, the line between being housed and unhoused is quite fluid. In general, the pathways into and out of homelessness are neither linear nor uniform. Individuals and families who experience homelessness may not share much in common with each other, aside from the fact that they are extremely vulnerable, and lack adequate housing and income and the necessary supports to ensure they stay housed. The causes of homelessness reflect an intricate interplay between structural factors, systems failures and individual circumstances.