Davis Homelessness Alliance

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is a public / private collaborative comprised of different Davis community sectors concerned about homelessness. Together the City, County, UC Davis (UCD), and Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD), businesses, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and community members are working through the Alliance to achieve the five goals identified in the 3-Year Davis Community Homelessness Action Plan (see below).  The Alliance welcomes participation from the community at large in its Sub-Committees.

Background: In 2019, Davis Opportunity Village (DOVe for short) convened a series of facilitated meetings to craft an overall plan to address homelessness in Davis City of Davis support. Such an action plan aimed to address the breadth and many faces of homelessness and create a community solution through broad engagement.  DOVe is a Non-Profit with a mission to build innovative housing and to catalyze appropriate services for those with lived experience of homelessness

The resulting 3-Year Davis Community Homelessness Action Plan was crafted by 75 attendees over two evening sessions. The Plan consists of five goals and multiple strategies and activities to reduce homelessness in Davis. At City Council direction, City staff and consultants provided technical assistance to the DOVe Summit.

The five identified goals in the 3-year Strategic Action Plan listed below spell the acronym HOME$: 

H—Increase permanent housing for vulnerable unhoused persons

O—Increase outreach and connection to housing and services

M—Initiate a public relations/media campaign

E—Develop emergency shelter options

$—Bring in additional private and public funding streams 

Sub-Committees of the Davis Homelessness Alliance each address a goal.

 

We invite members of the community to join the Sub-Committees to help create appropriate positive solutions to Davis homelessness.

 

For more information or to join a Sub-Committee, please contact Joan Planell or Martha Teeter at davishomelessnessaliance@gmail.com.

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