The Plan

On behalf of the EveryOne Home Leadership Board we are pleased to release for public comment a draft of the 2018 Strategic Plan Update. This document represents the next chapter in Alameda County’s effort to reduce and end homelessness. The 2018 Strategic Plan Update was spurred by the 2017 point in time count, which quantified the growth of homelessness in Alameda County and catalyzed the need for new strategies. For more information, you can click here to download the Power Point.

Thank you to the EveryOne Home stakeholders who contributed insight and passion to this effort through EveryOne Home membership meetings, consumer focus groups, online surveys, and one on one meetings.

The draft will be available for public comment between Monday July 2nd and Monday August 6th. Please use the online form below to submit comments, questions, and ideas. As well, comments will be accepted by email at info@everyonehome.org.

Thousands of people experience homelessness during the course of a year in Alameda County. Thousands more are living in precarious or unsafe situations. The EveryOne Home Plan, formerly known as the Alameda Countywide Homeless and Special Needs and Housing Plan, lays out our approach to ending homelessness in Alameda County. In the plan we lay out our collaborative approach and key strategies to end homelessness.

Download the Original EveryOne Home Plan 

We can accomplish the goals of EveryOne Home through the collaborative efforts of the county and local jurisdictions, nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations, businesses and individuals in the private sector.  As of January 1, 2016, the agencies and organizations below have endorsed EveryOne Home. endorsers image
EveryOne Home envisions a housing and services system that partners with consumers, families and advocates; provides appropriate services in a timely fashion to all who need them; and ensures that individuals and families are safely, supportively and permanently housed. To achieve those objectives, the plan is structured around five major goals that outline multi-faceted solutions for a multi-dimensional problem:
  • Prevent homelessness and other housing crises. The most effective way to end homelessness is to prevent it in the first place by making appropriate services accessible at the time they are needed. In particular, people leaving institutions such foster care, hospitals, jails and prisons need interventions and planning that will prevent them from exiting into homelessness.
  • Increase housing opportunities for the plan’s target populations. Increasing affordable and supportive housing opportunities requires creative use of existing resources, developing new resources and using effective models of housing and services. This plan identifies a need for 15,000 units of housing for people who are homeless or living with HIV/AIDS or mental illness over the next 15 years.
  • Deliver flexible services to support stability and independence. Culturally competent, coordinated support services must accompany housing. Direct service providers in all systems throughout the county must have a degree of knowledge about and access to a range of housing resources and supportive services.
  • Measure success and report outcomes. Evaluating outcomes will allow systems and agencies to identify successful programs and target resources toward best practices.
  • Develop long-term leadership and build political will. The goals of EveryOne Home will only be achieved by developing a long-term leadership structure that can sustain systems change activities. Implementation of this plan will also require building and sustaining political and community support for its vision and activities.