5 years. $150M spent. Housing First policies with no preconditions.
The Board of Supervisors and SR City Council pledge bold action.
Read these articles from 2015.
Notice the language. Notice the problems cited.
Notice all the promises and ideas put forth.
5 years ago they were spending $20M a year.
5 years ago they started doing outreach and engagement, offering services.
All kinds of great ideas thrown around.
5 years ago there were roughly 2000 unsheltered homeless counted.
Today there are STILL roughly 2000 unsheltered homeless counted.

5 years is an important milestone. That’s enough time to determine whether a policy or program is successful.
Enough is enough.
Times up.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/santa-rosas-homeless-population-faces-cold-nights-on-streets/
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/santa-rosa-pays-homeless-people-to-head-home/
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/eight-arrested-during-sweep-at-petaluma-homeless-camps/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/homeless-outreach-aims-to-help-sonoma-countys-most-vulnerable/?artslide=5&sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/santa-rosa-city-council-to-consider-temporary-ban-on-some-rent-increases/
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/new-approach-to-help-sonoma-countys-homeless-coming-friday/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sharp-drop-in-people-without-any-shelter-in-sonoma-county/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/lifestyle/solving-the-homelessness-problem-with-housing/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sonoma-county-to-study-tiny-homes-as-way-to-provide-shelter-for-homeless/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sonoma-county-lays-out-plan-to-wipe-out-homelessness/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sonoma-county-supervisors-may-shift-federal-housing-money-to-fight-homeless/?sba=AAS
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/santa-rosa-tests-new-program-to-clean-up-after-the-homeless/