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Homelessness Update: June 2024

San Rafael among cities featured by CBS in preview of Supreme Court decision CBS Sunday Morning interviewed San Rafael Mayor Kate Colin who spoke about the impacts of U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming Grants Pass vs. Johnson decision. The video, which was broadcast nationally on June 2, can be seen here. On April 22, the Supreme … Continued

Request for Proposals – Sanctioned Camping/Safe Sleeping and Interim Housing Programs

CITY OF SAN RAFAEL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: RFP Released May 20, 2024; Proposals Due June 12, 2024 at 5 p.m. Seeking Proposals to provide the following Operational Services and Support in Sanctioned Camping / Safe Sleeping Programs, and Interim Housing Programs: Property and Program Management, including operations and security oversight 24/7/365 Security Contractors, trained in … Continued

Homelessness Update: March 2024

The results of the needs assessment survey conducted in San Rafael’s largest encampments are now available online for public access. In December 2023, the City partnered with local service providers to carry out this important survey, aiming to better understand the needs and experiences of individuals facing homelessness in our community. The survey teams gathered … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: February 2024 Update

City Surveys Individuals in Encampments In December 2023, the City partnered with local service providers to conduct a needs assessment survey in San Rafael’s largest encampments. The survey teams compiled 60 responses, representing more than 80% of the individuals in the Mahon Creek area encampment. The results documented the important fact that people experiencing homelessness … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: December 2023 Update

Camping Ordinance Update The City of San Rafael continues to work under a Federal District Court order on the implementation of its camping ordinance passed in July 2023.  On October 19th , the Court issued a preliminary injunction order that provided modified spacing rules allowing up to four individuals to camp together, in a 400 … Continued

Camping Ordinance Implementation Approach & Plan

Human-Centered Approach  The City is preparing to implement the City’s new camping ordinance adopted on July 17, 2023, with court-mandated conditions. Staff are collaborating with service providers and members of the unhoused community (Marin County Lived Experience Advisory Board) to facilitate a human-centered, trauma informed approach, which will focus on voluntary compliance and incentives/assistance first, … Continued

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