Homeless System Redesign
In 2016 the City and County of Napa jointly contracted with Corporation for Supportive Housing and National Alliance to End Homelessness to develop recommendations for re-designing the community's homeless system and increasing supportive housing opportunities.
The City presented an update on the homeless system redesign at the April 4, 2017, City Council meeting. View the agenda, minutes and video from the meeting. You can also view the CSH/NAEH Recommendations Report (PDF).
For information on Napa's homeless system or its redesign, please contact Lark Ferrell, Housing Manager at the Housing Authority or Mitch Wippern, Deputy Director for Napa County Health and Human Services by phone at 707-259-8653 or by email.
The Housing Authority of the City of Napa participates on the Napa County Continuum of Care (COC) Board which includes representatives from various non-profit service providers, Napa County Health and Human Services, Napa City Police Department representatives, and formerly homeless. The COC submits an annual application for funding to the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) for funds to fill the needs for housing and supportive services for the homeless in Napa County.
Currently, funding received under the COC include permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing programs. This includes the Shelter Plus Care Program, operated by the Housing Authority, which provides rental assistance to formerly chronically homeless individuals. Referrals to this program are made through the County which provides supportive services for participants. The program assistance approximately eight very-low income households.
For more information about the COC, contact our office at 707-257-9254 or by email to Andrea Clark.