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.


FY2016 Continuum of Care Competition Now Open

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page ( on the HUD Exchange. The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is administered under the CoC Program interim rule (24 CFR part 578) and covers the application and award process for the FY 2016 CoC Program funds.

Eligible CoC program components include Permanent Housing, Transitional Housing, Supportive Services/Coordinate Entry, and HMIS.  Interested project applicants are encouraged to read the NOFA document and to attend the informational meeting (TBD: week of July 11-15) for more information on this year’s competition priorities and how to apply for funding.

The local application will be made available no later than July 8, and the local competition deadline submission is tentatively July 29, 2016.  These dates are subject to change.

For further information, please contact Ivana Yeung at or (805) 781-4099.

The Submission Deadline for all CoC Application Components (Collaborative Application, Project Ranking, and Project Applications) is Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:59:59 PM EDT.

Attention Interested Stakeholders – Applications Being Accepted for Vacant and Expiring Seats

The Homeless Services Oversight Council is a publicly appointed Advisory Board to the County Board of Supervisors. Members serving on the HSOC are asked to attend six meetings a year of the full HSOC, and encouraged to participate in the work of at least one committee. There is no financial compensation.

To ensure the full range of input, seats are designated for stakeholders from a variety of sectors and backgrounds. A listing of the types of seats may be found on the Membership page. Link Here

Members are appointed to a three-year term, which expires in January of the third year. Currently, there are four members whose term expires in January and an additional vacant seat. Those seats are set aside for persons representing the following stakeholder groups:

Veterans Service Representative
Currently or Formerly Homeless Person

Persons who are interested in applying may download the application here: Application. Applications should be submitted by email, mail, or in person. To submit by email, send to To submit by mail, send to Jessica Lorance, P.O. Box 8119, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. To deliver it in person, please drop off a completed copy at the third floor reception desk at the Department of Social Services office located at 3433 South Higuera, San Luis Obispo and put it to the attention of Jessica Lorance.

The seats will remain open for applications until filled.




Click here for the report

Click here for the press release

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


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