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Advance quality of life for all by supporting self-sufficiency, economic opportunity and housing for lower income residents.

Strategic Approach

Strategic Plans

When our most vulnerable populations have stable housing and access to the services they need, the entire Modesto community benefits. Housing and homelessness are key components to the City’s future plans and are addressed in the following documents.

Our Approach

The City of Modesto has a coordinated action plan to help get people out of homelessness, receive the support services they need and find permanent housing. Our approach includes the below concepts.

Community Accountability

A collaborative approach to respond to and assist the homeless population across City and County boundaries.

  • Community standards and reporting
  • Law enforcement and social service intervention
  • Diversion programs
  • Prosecution and detention

Shelter and Housing

The City partners with local shelter and housing providers to connect the homeless to their housing needs.

  • Shelters
  • Transitional housing
  • Permanent supportive housing
  • Affordable housing

Programs, Services and Initiatives

The City offers resources and connects people to the services they need.

  • Mental health
  • Substance use treatment
  • Employment/job training
  • Supportive services like the Downtown Streets Team