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2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2017/2018 Annual Action Plan

The City of West Sacramento receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a requirement of this program, the City must develop a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. The 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2017/2018 Annual Action Plan are available for review.

Questions or comments regarding the City’s CDBG program may be submitted to Louise Collis, Senior Program Manager, at 916-617-4555, by e-mail to housing@cityofwestsacramento.org, or by mail to: Louise Collis, Economic Development and Housing Department, City of West Sacramento, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691.

Yolo County Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness

In 2008/2009, the cities of West Sacramento, Davis, Woodland, Winters and the County of Yolo conducted community meetings, services forums, site visits, surveys and individual interviews with residents, service providers, community leaders, homeless persons and other stakeholders to create a plan to develop an integrated and effective system to address the needs of homelessness in our community. One Piece at a Time: Ending & Preventing Homelessness in Yolo County outlines key elements of a homeless prevention strategy, affordable housing goals, supportive services needed to successfully house homeless individuals and to maximize their self-sufficiency, and an implementation plan for administration, coordination and financing.

Inclusionary Housing Policies

Chapter 15.40 of the West Sacramento Municipal Code contains the City's Inclusionary Housing Program. Complete text of Chapter 15.40 is provided below, along with the Implementation Guidelines for the Inclusionary Housing Program.

Housing Element

The Housing Element is one of the seven mandated elements of the West Sacramento General Plan. It sets forth the City's strategy to preserve and enhance the community's residential character, expand housing opportunities for all economic segments, and provide guidance and direction for local government decision-making in all matters related to housing.

Summary

The Housing Element:

  • Covers the 2013-2021 planning period
  • Provides an assessment of current and future housing needs, and the resources and constraints related to those needs
  • Provides a comprehensive strategy that establishes the basis for housing goals, policies, and programs
  • Was made available at City Hall, and was posted on the City's web site and in other public locations.

Status

Adopted by the City Council on September 18, 2013.

Homeless Strategy

The City of West Sacramento is a member of the Yolo County Homeless Coalition. The Coalition facilitates grant writing and coordinates referrals between non-profit and governmental homeless services providers on a county basis.
In response to community member concerns regarding the effects of homelessness, a study was undertaken to assemble information garnered from neighborhood residents, the business community, social service agencies, and persons experiencing homelessness through a series of community meetings and personal interviews.

Combined with extensive research on homeless programs across the nation, the resulting 2013 Homeless Update contains the best available data on the status of homelessness in West Sacramento. The Update includes a set of guiding principles to inform homeless policy in West Sacramento: respect, sustainability, accountability and cooperation.

As a result of the Homeless Update, the City developed the 2013 Homeless Action Plan to address concerns and improve services available to persons experiencing homelessness in West Sacramento. The Action Plan is based on the principles from the Homeless Update, and focuses on: enhancing public safety; improving communication between the City, County and other stakeholders; expanding resources available to combat homelessness; and developing effective delivery systems for services.

Both documents are available for download below:

 

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