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Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Click the image to view the City of Tracy Homelessness Strategic Plan, Adopted and Amended on May 5th, 2020.

Overview: Homelessness In Tracy

What does homelessness look like in the City of Tracy? Below are some statistics that we have provided so our community members can better understand homelessness in Tracy.

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Timeline of City and Council Actions to Address Homelessness

(Homelessness Ad Hoc Committee FormsApril 16, 2019 – Council forms ad hoc Committee to develop a strategic plan to address homelessness in Tracy; council Members Ransom and Arriola are appointed to the committee.

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 (Tracy Homelessness Ad Hoc Committee Activities Update) June 18, 2019 – Council authorizes staff to apply for technical assistance to develop the strategic plan. Council received an update from the committee and authorized staff to explore and submit grant applications to fund the creation of a Homelessness Strategic Plan.

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(Grant/Funding Discussion for Homelessness Strategic Plan) July 2019 - Staff applied for technical assistance through the State of California to assist in the development of a Homelessness Strategic Plan.

(Homelessness Strategic Plan Funding Update) August 2019 - The City was granted technical assistance at no cost through a grant from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development. Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) was assigned to assist the City in developing its Homelessness Strategic Plan.

(Tracy Homelessness Strategic Plan Development Ad Hoc Committee Update) September 3, 2019– Council formally codified the Tracy Homelessness Strategic Plan Development Ad Hoc Committee, via Resolution No. 2019-187, expiring on December 31, 2019 and expanded the committee’s scope to include exploration of a temporary shelter in Tracy.

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(Community Workshop on Homelessness) November 19, 2019 - TAC facilitated a community/service provider workshop to identify existing local resources and gaps in services. Approximately 50 people attended providing for broad representation ranging from homelessness advocates, service providers including Tracy Unified School District and County Behavioral Heath, as well as local and State officials. The day-long session provided a forum to begin developing the backbone of goals and objectives to inform the strategic plan. The group identified a need for better coordination between local government, the school district and local providers. The lack of affordable housing options and the need for a local emergency shelter were also discussed. The inconsistent use of the centralized Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) by Tracy area service providers highlighted the need for training/education for local providers. 

(Community Workshop on Homelessness) December 7, 2019 & December 11, 2019 - City staff facilitated two community listening sessions to further inform the City’s strategic plan. Approximately 50 people attended the two meetings. The groups consisted of community members, non-profit representatives, County representative including Housing Authority of San Joaquin and the County Program Administrator for Homeless Initiatives, as well as representatives from the California Highway Patrol. The groups discussed concerns about the impacts of homelessness, including the need for an emergency shelter and increased opportunities for affordable housing options in the City for all including those currently experiencing homelessness and/or those at risk for becoming homeless.

(Tracy Homelessness Council Ad Hoc Committee Update)  December 17, 2019 -  Council established the Tracy Homelessness Council Ad Hoc Committee for calendar year 2020, expiring June 30, 2020. 

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(Homelessness Strategic Planning Session; Draft Homelessness Strategic Plan Announced. Please See Meeting Materials Below) January 14, 2020 TAC consultants facilitated a community meeting with the purpose of presenting and discussing draft goals compiled from the previous three community meetings for the Homelessness Strategic Plan. The consultants presented preliminary feedback heard from community and stakeholder participants based on feedback compiled to date. Approximately 75 people attended. Attendees included community members, homelessness advocates, those with lived experience, non-profit representatives, staff, as well local and state representatives. Audience members discussed their concerns over the perceived growth of homelessness in the community, need for a designated warming center, and lack of action by City.

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Draft Homelessness Strategic Plan

(Item Request to Address Health & Safety Issues of Homeless Folks) January 21, 2020 Council Member Arriola asked that the Council Homelessness Ad Hoc Subcommittee discuss an urgency ordinance at its January 29, 2020 meeting given community comments regarding the health and safety needs of the homeless community during cold weather.

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(RFP for Warming Center and Safe Parking Discussed) February 4, 2020Council discussed taking emergency measures to address health and safety issues related to homelessness prior to Council’s consideration of a Homelessness Strategic Plan next month. Council directed staff to prepare Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to establish a warming center in Tracy and safe parking program. During the discussion, the topic of providing transportation to homeless individuals to access services outside of Tracy was also raised. 

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(Warming Center RFP Update) February 18, 2020 At both the February 4 and 18, 2020 City Council meetings, Council directed staff to issue Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the establishment of a warming center and safe parking, respectively to operate between March 2 to March 18, 2020. To that end, staff drafted and issued the two RFPs. Due to the urgent nature of the request, the deadline for providers to submit a proposal was less than five days after the Safe Parking RFP was issued.

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March 10, 2020  - 

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Assistant City Manager Midori Lichtwardt leads a discussion at the City's December 7th Community Workshop on Homelessness.

What the City of Tracy is Doing About Homelessness

The City's Public Works Department, Police Department and Code Enforcement team have coordinated efforts to proactively address issues related to homelessness (camping in parks, code violations, encampments, etc.) In 2019, Code Enforcement investigated 94 homeless encampments. 

  • Code Enforcement issues in the City of Tracy such as abandoned shopping carts, debris on private property and encampments can be reported via GORequest; service requests in county areas should be submitted via their Government Outreach system  

  • Participation with “Operation Helping Hands” (OHH), this team includes the Tracy Police Neighborhood Resource Officers, San Joaquin County Homeless Behavioral Health DepartmentCare-Link and Central Valley Low-Income Housing.  Local non-profit and church organizations also accompany the team on the third Thursday of each month, performing site visits to the various locations where the unsheltered gather, to share information on available services and programs.

  • Staff works with other allied agencies and community partners to address homelessness in Tracy.

San Joaquin County Continuum of Care - Resources for Homeless During COVID-19 Pandemic

THE SAN JOAQUIN CONTINUUM OF CARE ACTS AS THE BACKBONE AGENCY FOR SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY AND ITS COMMUNITIES IN PLANNING AND COORDINATING A LOCAL RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE HOMELESS. COVID-19 BROCHURE FOR THE HOMELESS.

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