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Addressing Homelessness

Guided by the City Council-approved San Joaquin Community Response to Homelessness Strategic Plan, the City of Stockton has made significant strides in advancing initiatives to address homelessness. The Economic Development Department (EDD) continues to make targeted investments, supported by local, state, and federal funding, that align with the three goals of the Strategic Plan.

These goals include:

  1. Establish a Coordinated and Engaged Regional System.
  2. Increase Access and Reduce Barriers to Homeless Crisis Services.
  3. Ensure Households Experiencing Homelessness Have Access to Affordable and Sustainable Permanent Housing.

City Action Plan 

In Spring 2022, community stakeholders, homeless service providers, and people experiencing homelessness came together to create a Local Homeless Action Plan to address homelessness within the City of Stockton.  The Action Plan aligns with the goals and objectives of the San Joaquin Community Response to Homelessness and describes the City’s intended pathway and commitments to reduce homelessness.  


The City Council approved the Action Plan in June 2022, and related funding was approved in September 2022, by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness, the State agency overseeing the allocation of Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention funds. With this approval, the City will receive nearly $7.9 million in new program funding to strengthen homeless crisis response services, enhance service engagement and coordination, and create new housing units for very low-income residents.   


Our Commitment

  • More than $59 million committed in the Fiscal Year 2020-21
  • 7 new grants/funding sources in Fiscal Year 2020-21
  • 2 new positions within Housing and Homelessness 
  • More than 75 partnerships formed with nonprofits
  • Over $41 million in the pipeline for the current Fiscal Year 2021-22


Recent Milestones

  • July 14, 2020 - Council approved San Joaquin Community Response to Homelessness Strategic Plan:
    • $7,050,104 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) supplemental CARES Act funding to assist Stockton's low-income residents and homeless population.
    • $27 million in State CARES Act funding, a portion of which was approved for homeless initiatives.
  • August 11, 2020 - Council approved Homekey application for $4.2 million
  • August 19, 2020 - City launches Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program
    • $4.9 million was provided to 1,280 Stockton households in an effort to prevent homelessness.
  • September 2, 2020 - City launches Community Support Fund NOFA
    • $3.7 million was provided to organizations providing programs and services to homeless and to prevent homelessness.
  • September 28, 2020 - City is awarded $4.3 million for Project Homekey 
  • October 1, 2020 - City launches Essential Support Program
    • 1,603 individuals have received $1.73 million in support in just two months during COVID-19.
  • November 17, 2020 - Council approves $6,460,265 in Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) funding
    • Community-based organizations received funding for homeless housing programs and prevention.
  • December 28, 2020 - Over $11 million will be awarded to community-based organizations by February 2021 
    • $3.345 million in ESG CARES Act Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to assist Stockton's low-income residents, including the homeless population.
    • $8.39 million to support affordable housing efforts.
  • January 21, 2021 - City applied for $3,053,944 million in State funding through the HHAP Round 2 (HHAP II) Grant Program.
  • February 23, 2021 - City Council approved the acceptance and allocation of $20.39 million for the City's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    • March 15, 2021 - Emergency Rental Assistance Program launched
  • May 11, 2021 - City Council approved the FY 2021-22 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs
  • June 22, 2021 - City Council approved $8 million for affordable housing

The City of Stockton has directly addressed the impact and needs of homelessness by providing support for programs and services to prevent homelessness.


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External Links

Homeless Resources

2-1-1 San Joaquin

Central Valley Low Income Housing Corporation

Community Medical Centers "Care Link'

Gospel Center Rescue Mission

Stockton Shelter for the Homeless

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services

San Joaquin County Homeless Assistance Programs

St. Mary's Dining Room

Women's Center - Youth & Family Services


Additional Information

San Joaquin Continuum of Care

Point in Time Information


How Residents Can Help

Participate in the Continuum of Care

Volunteer at the Stockton Shelter, St. Mary's Dining Hall or your favorite nonprofit

Homeless Encampment Mapping Tool

Report Illegal Dumping


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/20/2022