Homelessness Solutions

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About Homelessness Solutions

Welcome to the City’s Homelessness Solutions website, a page dedicated to keeping the public updated with all the latest homelessness program initiatives.

The City has been a long standing supporter of providing service to those who are experiencing homelessness. Providing a strategy to work towards programs that transition people out of homelessness has been a regional effort. The City has partnered with the County, other cities, and nonprofit entities to provide programs that advance goals outlined in the San Luis Obispo Countywide 10-year Plan to End Homelessness (10-Year Plan).

Click the fact sheet below to enlarge.

Homelessness Infographic


The City of San Luis Obispo recently began the Make Change Count to create awareness about the negative impacts of panhandling and provide an alternative through donation stations. Currently, there are 7 donation meters located throughout downtown San Luis Obispo. Click here to learn more!

Direct donations can be submitted through the United Way here.



Plans and Programs

Other Information and Helpful Links

Ways to Give

Make Change Count

Educational Outreach 

In 2018, City of San Luis Obispo and the Police Department recently hosted a discussion on homelessness at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library. The facilitated discussion focused on answering common questions, addressing misconceptions and explaining how the City and County work with partner organizations to address homelessness. There was also a review of what’s currently being done, and how the community can help. 

Click here for the full length video from the event.