Better Together Nevada County: Homeless Initiative

Our Vision

All individuals and families facing homelessness in Nevada County will have access to safe, permanent, affordable housing, supported by the resources and services necessary to sustain them.  

Through collaboration with community partners and communication with the public, we are striving to address the complex issue of homelessness impacting our community.  

To contact the HOME Team:     Call (530) 470-2686  or  Email home@co.nevada.ca.us

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  1. Coach N Four Motel

    $2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

    Nevada County’s Homekey project is the Coach N Four Motel in Grass Valley. The 18-unit motel will initially continue as a temporary emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on families, veterans and other vulnerable groups. Read on...
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    Nevada City Accepts Cashin's Field Project

    The Nevada City Council has approved the site plan and architectural review application for Cashin’s Field, a 56-unit affordable housing project at 170 Ridge Road. Read the Union's Article
  3. Better Together

    Nevada County Collaborates with City and Non-Profits to Move Campers off Sugarloaf Mountain

    Nevada County partnered with Sierra Roots and Nevada City Police, with utilization of the HOME Team, for Operation Sugarloaf, which aimed to move campers as a group into hotels rooms for further navigation to housing. Read the full article at The Union. Read the Union's Article
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    Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

    Connecting Point has launched the Better Together Volunteer Hub, where volunteers can find ways to support homelessness efforts in the community and support individuals experiencing homelessness. Read the full article at The Union. Read The Union's article
  5. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    Sierra Roots Weather Shelter for Homeless Residents Will Open Sunday and Monday

    The National Weather Service is predicting significantly cold, low temperatures Sunday and Monday nights. Sierra Roots, Nevada City, and Nevada County are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for the nights of February 2nd and 3rd. Read More
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    Point-In-Time Homeless Count Wednesday, January 29th

    The Nevada County Point In Time (PIT) homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 29th and is coordinated by the Nevada County Regional CoC, The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, and the County's Health and Human Services Agency. Read more
  7. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday-Friday

    Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada have initiated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Wednesday through Friday nights, January 15th through 17th. Read More
  8. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    Sierra Roots and Salvation Army Weather Shelters Open Wednesday and Thursday

    Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada have initiated their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 15th through 16th. Read More

"Better Together"

Better together is an overall strategy spearheaded by Nevada County to support innovative and meaningful collaboration with key stakeholders, while educating the public, and inviting them to be part of the solution. Undoubtedly, we are Better Together. The Better Together site aims to keep the community informed of our constantly growing and evolving partnerships, as well as ongoing projects and events aimed at ending homelessness.

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Health and Human Services Agency is committed to a “Housing First” approach to homelessness. Find out more about "Better Together" and the County’s approach.                                                                                                            

Building Bridges IconNevada County’s Plan to Address Homelessness

Nevada County’s Plan to Address Homelessness, completed January 2020, is the result of a broad-based review of mulitple source documents and over two years of collaborative work to address homelessness in Nevada County. Get more information on the County’s approach to homelessness.  

PIT IconPoint-in-Time Count

In January of 2018, Nevada County and community stakeholders held an annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of local homeless individuals.  PIT Counts are a funding requirement by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Learn more and find the data from 2018’s Point-in-Time Count.                      

Coordi211 Housing logonated Entry

211 Connecting Point serves as the point of contact for Nevada County’s Coordinated Entry system. Coordinated Entry creates a centralized list of people who need housing assistance, allowing housing providers to identify the most vulnerable individuals and families that would be eligible for housing services. 

Magnifying glass laying on top of colored graphs and chart papersSupporting Documents

Find County documents on the topic of homelessness and addressing the issue, such as Friday Memo newsletter articles to County plans and presentations on homelessness.                                                                                                            

FFAQ text in grey boxrequently Asked Questions

Find frequently asked questions and frequently used definitions on homelessness.

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    Placer Consortium on Homelessness (PCOH) The Placer Consortium on Homelessness (PCOH) is a ...
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