County of Marin Health and Human Services

Homeless Policy Steering Committee

Upcoming HPSC Meetings:

  • Wednesday, August 8
  • Wednesday, November 14

Are you homeless and in need of help?

View the HHS Online Resource Guide or call 415-457-INFO.


2017 CoC NOFA Funding Competition Consolidated Application

The FY2017 CoC Program Consolidated Application, which includes the CoC Application and the Priority Listing, is available for community review. Please direct any comments or suggested additions to

2017 CoC NOFA Funding Competition Final Prioritized List

The Homeless Policy Steering Committee approved the final ranked list of projects to be submitted to HUD for funding in the 2017 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) competition. The list is available here.

2017 Emergency Solutions Grant NOFA

California's Department of Housing and Community Development has released the Balance of State Allocation Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program application process.  The NOFA, along with the application forms, are available here.

The Marin County Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for recommending applications to HCD, and will do so as outlined in the Marin ESG Local Process 2017 document.  

If you are considering applying for ESG funds, please email a brief description of your intended project and budget by 5 pm on Friday, August 18th so we may provide you with technical assistance.

To apply for ESG funds, applicants must submit materials to by 5 pm on Friday, August 25, 2017 as follows:

  • Applicants for noncompetitive Rapid Re-housing funding will submit the HCD ESG 2017 noncompetitive application as well as the 2017 local supplemental application to the Project Review Panel at
  • Applicants for the competitive Balance of State funding will submit the HCD ESG 2017 competitive application to the Project Review Panel at

Applicants do not need to submit the following attachments at this time, which will be provided by the CoC: Attachment F (Need for Funds Documentation and Certification; Attachment G (HMIS or Comparable Database Reports); Attachment O (CoC ESG Written Standards); Attachment Q (Coordinated Entry Policies & Procedures).

If applicants are not able to secure their Attachment A (Governing Board Authorized Resolution) by the local process deadline, they should instead include the draft resolution and indicate on what day it will be considered by their Board.

The Project Review Panel will review all applications on Wednesday, August 30th, and the recommendations for funding will be announced on August 31st.  The HPSC will consider and approve recommendations on Wednesday, September 13th.  Complete applications are due to HCD (must be received by) 5 pm on Friday, September 15th.

HomeBase is available to provide technical assistance to all applicants, and will review applications to provide technical edits before they are submitted to HCD.  You can reach HomeBase at

2017 Continuum of Care NOFA

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition was released on Friday, July 14, 2017.

This Public Solicitation for Project Applications provides a summary of the 2017 NOFA and the overall timeline for accessing this funding opportunity.

A CoC Bidders Conference for all interested parties will be held on Monday, July 31st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Point Reyes Conference Room at 20 North San Pedro Road in San Rafael. Meetings are open to representatives of any organization that might be interested in applying for CoC funding, including nonprofit organizations, local governments, instrumentalities of local governments and public housing agencies. 

The CoC encourages applications from organizations that have no previously received CoC Program funding. The public is encouraged to share this Public Solicitation with any interested parties.  

2017 Point-in-Time Count Posted

The results of the 2017 Point-in-Time Count can be viewed here.

What is the Homeless Policy Steering Committee?

The Homeless Policy Steering Committee (HPSC) develops long-term strategic plans and facilitates year-round efforts to identify the needs of homeless individuals and families in Marin.  The Steering Committee also provides opportunities for leadership and coordination for Marin’s county-wide response to homelessness.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Involving key local stakeholders in establishing a community-wide response to the complex problem of homelessness.
  • Analyzing relevant data to identify the most effective mix of homeless services and housing for Marin.
  • Setting priorities for programs and designing evaluation processes.
  • Providing final approval for the Marin Continuum of Care application submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Overseeing implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH) at a local level.
  • Oversight of the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) 
  • Monitoring implementation of the CoC’s 10 Year Plan 

How to Join:

The HPSC is open to all interested parties. To join the HPSC announcements mailing list, send a blank email to


The HPSC is staffed by the Department of Health & Human Services and is chaired by representatives of the Board of Supervisors.

Contact: Carrie Ellen Sager, Senior Program Coordinator

Administered By: 

  • Marin County Health and Human Services

Purpose / Duties: 

Provide a coordinated and strategic approach to planning and management of a range of resources to address the needs of families and individuals at risk of homelessness and those who are currently experiencing homelessness in Marin through a Continuum of Care (CoC)


The Homeless Policy Steering Committee has identified key representatives which include, homeless services and housing providers, faith-groups, veterans services, mental health, social services, services users, city officials and county representatives. Members are appointed to the group as voting members.

If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service or activity, requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice) 473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or by e-mail at at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.