Tuolumne County is interested in developing a Housing Navigation Center to assist people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Homelessness is a significant and pervasive issue in Tuolumne County as well as throughout the state of California. In recognition of the need for local solutions, the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors included the following objective in their 2021 Priorities: to “address emergency needs in homeless communities and collaborate with public and private partnerships to combat homelessness”. Each Navigation Center is unique in its size, location, operational function, delivery of services, and funding. Tuolumne County is looking for an experienced consultant to conduct a feasibility study related to the development of a Housing Navigation Center in Tuolumne County.
The County will include this project in its 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application as a way to assist in paying for this project. The 2022 CDBG Grant submission date is June 21, 2022, and it is anticipated that Housing and Community Development will award grants in early September 2022. Executing a contract for this work will be dependent upon receiving these CDBG funds.