With homelessness in Sonoma County still rising sharply, and resources to assist trending in the opposite direction, some creative new programs are being developed to help meet the need.
Another promising initiative to help stretch the available resources for aiding the homeless in Sonoma County is focusing specifically on a smaller number of individuals with complex or intense needs. Georgia Berland, Executive Director of The Sonoma County Task Force on the Homeless, explains the concept.
This building in downtown Guerneville is one of the sites under study as a possible transitional housing facility in western Sonoma County.
As to the idea ofrepurposing foreclosed properties for shared occupancy by people who lack shelter, the graph below is one indicator of the potential opportunties available locally.