Youth Action: A Way Home
Youth Action: A Way Home coordinated community plan to prevent and end youth homelessness
Youth Action: A Way Home is Alameda County’s Coordinated Community Plan to prevent and end youth homelessness. A youth led and centered process essential to the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program grant awarded to Alameda County in 2021. The plan identifies goals, objectives and activities needed to prevent and end youth homelessness. This includes specific projects that will be funded with YHDP funds, a joint component housing project and a peer navigation project.
The plan details were informed by a series of community conversations focused on special populations; pregnant and parenting youth, migrant/undocumented youth, youth impacted by the foster/child welfare system, youth impacted by the juvenile justice system and minors (under 18).
This work is a collaboration between OHCC/HCSA, CDA, SSA, the Youth Action Board and ALL IN-Alameda County.
Home Together 2026 Community Plan
The Home Together 2026 Community Plan is a 5-year strategic initiative which centers racial equity and identifies the strategies, activities and resources needed to dramatically reduce homelessness in Alameda County. The Plan identifies what is needed to operate a homeless response system that has the capacity to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness and to reduce racial disparities.
The Plan details specific strategies and action steps that were informed by an extensive community input process which included participation from system leaders, homeless program participants, service providers and partners in the homelessness response system, and people with lived experience to learn what works and what doesn’t work in our current homeless response system.
The Plan identifies the strategies and activities to operationalize the recommendations and address the findings detailed in the Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design report, an in-depth analysis of Alameda County’s homeless response system that was conducted in 2019-2020 by partners in Alameda County’s Continuum of Care.
Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design Report
Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design is a report on the racial equity and system modeling project that was completed in summer 2020. The report provides an overview of the recommendations needed to create and sustain an equitable and effective homeless system of care in Alameda County based upon quantitative and qualitative analyses.
This project was built upon research that identifies structural racism as a primary driver of homelessness, resulting in a homeless population that is disproportionately Black and Native American. Recommendations focus on the approach and resources needed to infuse racial equity into Alameda County’s homeless system
Regional Impact Council’s Regional Action Plan (RAP) Report
Regional Impact Council’s Regional Action Plan (RAP)
For the first time, leaders from across the Bay Area, convened by All Home, have come together to create a Regional Action Plan (RAP) that will reduce unsheltered homelessness by 75%. The framework outlined in the RAP requires rethinking how existing resources are allocated and provides a practical framework for future federal and state investments. Successful implementation of this approach will not only reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness, it will also reduce the number of people at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Evaluating Project Roomkey in Alameda County: Lessons from a Pandemic Response to Homelessness
This report represents one of the first studies of Project Roomkey outcomes through an in-depth analysis of Alameda County’s program design and implementation. Using both quantitative and qualitative research, it aims to break down the various components of Alameda County’s Project Roomkey model in order to identify which components were key to improving health and housing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.
Home Together Plan
On August 4th, 2020, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the “Home Together Plan” to guide the County’s next steps and future investments in addressing homelessness.
The Home Together Plan is informed by a comprehensive needs analysis of the countywide homelessness response system, and months-long collaborative effort with homeless service and housing providers, County agencies and regional organizations. The plan makes recommendations for addressing homelessness in Alameda County through new investments and system improvements.
Read the Home Together Plan here (PDF - 0.4 MB)
Homeless Action Plans, 2018-2021
Homeless Point-In-Time Count Report
The Point-In-Time Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness records the number of people staying in shelters and transitional housing on a given night in late January each year and estimates the number of people who are unsheltered, living outdoors on that same night every two years. For additional information visit https://everyonehome.org/main/continuum-ofcare/everyone-counts/.
Homelessness Action Plan 2018-2021
This Three-Year Homelessness Action Plan sets forth a plan for Alameda County to invest $340 million between 2018 and 2021 toward addressing homelessness. The new initiatives detailed in the Plan focus on County services and infrastructure and include $90 million in one-time funding, which will result in over 3,000 individuals/households obtaining or maintaining housing over the next three years.