Are you homeless or looking for local resources for a person who is homeless? 

Download the Community Resource Card for specific information on local food banks, shelters and other services or download en espanol para Servicios Communitarios del Condado de San Luis Obispo.  If calling from within San Luis Obispo County, call the United Way of SLO at 2-1-1 to speak with a specialist who can direct you to available services and resources or search their full list of what is available throughout the County on the web at United Way SLO 2-1-1.


Invitation for Applicants to Participate as a Member of the “Homeless Services Oversight Council”

(Seven Vacant Seats: County Government Service Provider, Non-profit service provider, Local K-12 Academic Institution, local hospital, local health provider, local faith community, interested community member)


The County of San Luis Obispo is inviting interested persons to submit their applications to participate on the countywide advisory committee called the “Homeless Services Oversight Council” (HSOC). The HSOC was created by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2009 and its purpose is to lead, facilitate, and provide oversight for implementation of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. A copy of the HSOC By-Laws can be obtained from the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder or from the San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department. As stated in its By-Laws, the role of the HSOC is as follows:


Role of the HSOC:

  • Provide a planning and policy development forum, with local jurisdiction and public and private service providers actively participating.
  • Compile and monitor data and information regarding the number of homeless persons and service utilization, working with service providers and local jurisdictions
  • Advise service providers of opportunities and best practices to improve access to and strengthen homeless services
  • Advocate for and provide local jurisdictions with recommendations on public funding allocations, based upon local needs and prioritized objectives within the “10-Year Plan to End Homelessness”
  • Work with public and private partners, donors and grant makers to establish financial resources for service implementation, coordination and sustainability.


The term of appointment is three years.  Membership is provided as follows:

  • County Board of Supervisors, 1 member
  • City Council Members, 7 members, one from each municipality
  • County Government Service Providers, 2 members, selected from Behavioral Health, Planning, Social Services, Veterans Services, Probation
  • Non-profit Service Providers, 2 regional members with 1 vacancy
  • Local Businesses/Business Organizations, 1 member
  • Law Enforcement, 1 member
  • Local Academic Institution, 1 member
  • Local Health Provider, Vacant
  • Local Faith Community, Vacant
  • Interested Community, 2 members, preferentially with homelessness experience

All applications should be emailed to Jessica Lorance at


M.A.S.H. Events 2017:

North County MASH: October 25, 2017 (10am-2pm) at Estrella Hall in the Fairgrounds Paso Robles: Click here for a copy of the flyer


M.A.S.H. Events 2018:

  • Coastal Event: February 26, 2018 from 1-4pm at the Veterans Hall in Morro Bay
  • SLO Event: May 24, 2018 from 10am-2pm at the Veterans Hall in SLO
  • South County Event: August 8, 2018 from 10am-2pm at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande
  • North County Event: October 24, 2018 from 10am-2pm at Estrella Hall in the midstate fairgrounds in Paso Robles


Point in Time Count 2017:

The Point in Time Count 2017 data will be available here soon.



May 25, 2017- M.A.S.H. -Stand Down Event:

Oct. 27, 2016- “,” KCOY

Oct. 21, 2015- “,” KSBY

Nov. 7, 2015- “SLO County homeless program is on track to house the 50 most vulnerable ,” SLO Tribune

Jan. 3, 2015 – “50Now program provides homes for the chronically homeless”, SLO Tribune


  • Upcoming Events

    october, 2017

    17oct2:00 pm3:30 pmHSOC Housing Committee Meeting2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Department of Social Services room 356, Department of Social Services, 3433 S. Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401Be the first to RSVP

    18oct1:00 pm3:00 pmHSOC Executive Committee Meeting1:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Luis Obispo County Gov Center 4th floor board room, 1055 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408Be the first to RSVP

    24oct9:00 am10:30 amHomeless Services Coordinating Committee Meeting9:00 am - 10:30 am Department of Social Services room 356, Department of Social Services, 3433 S. Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401One guest is attending

    25oct10:00 am2:00 pmNorth County M.A.S.H. EventEstrella Hall Paso Mid-State Fair grounds: 2198 Riverside Ave. Paso Robles 10:00 am - 2:00 pm