Homeless Services

During the current COVID-19 crisis, Concord continues to work closely with local community partners to meet the needs of those who are most at risk and most in need.  The CORE homeless outreach team, funded in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, is continuing its daily work to provide basic supplies to persons living outside and to encourage social distancing and personal hygiene.  The Concord Police Department’s Community Impact Unit (CIU) is working closely with CORE to respond to the needs of Concord residents. 

The City has developed a program to provide hotel rooms for the most vulnerable of our unhoused residents, including the frail elderly and families with children.  Meals on Wheels is providing a hot meal daily to those sheltered in hotels and to seniors who are unable to leave their homes.  Portable toilets and handwashing stations have been installed at the Civic Center and at three local parks. 

For more information on the City’s efforts during these difficult times, please see the attached letter from Mayor Tim McGallian.

  1. Homeless Services During COVID-19
  1. Motel/Hotel Program
  2. Food Program
  3. Hygiene Stations
  4. Contra Costa County Health Services Department
  5. CORE Team

For our unhoused residents, there is no option for sheltering-in-place as required by the County Health Officer.  To help address this issue, the Concord City Council and City staff have developed a program to provide hotel rooms for the most vulnerable of those who are currently the streets.  This includes the frail elderly, those with significant and life-threatening health issues and families with children.  The City has secured temporary shelter for numerous households with the help of the Concord Police Department’s Community Impact Team and the CORE homeless outreach team. 

CONTRA COSTA HOMELESS CONTINUUM OF CARE

The City of Concord is a participant in the Contra Costa Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC). The CoC is a local planning body that organizes and delivers housing and support services for homeless individuals across the county. 

It is comprised of the following members all working in partnership with consumers to find stable housing:

  • Businesses
  • Education Systems
  • Funders
  • Law Enforcement
  • Members of the Faith Community
  • Service Providers

HOMELESS SERVICES- DIAL 211

The 211 line gives you access to all homeless services County-wide. The Contra Costa County Homeless Program’s mission is to ensure an integrated system of care from prevention through intervention for homeless adults, veterans, youth and families within our community. For more information, dial 211 from your home or mobile phone. 

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

SHELTER Inc. strives to:

  • End the cycle of homelessness
  • Prevent and end homelessness by helping low-income families and individuals stay in their homes
  • Affordable housing
  • Provide supportive services for veteran families

TENANT / LANDLORD ASSISTANCE

If you are facing a potential eviction from your apartment or rental home, free mediation and legal assistance information is available by contacting our Tenant/Landlord community partner, ECHO Housing.  

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