Addressing Homelessness in Woodland

The City of Woodland, like many cities in the region and across the state, continues to experience significant impacts associated with a growing homeless population. In 2017, the City formally endorsed the "Housing First" model - endorsed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - which shifts the focus (and funding) from shelters and field service to permanent supportive housing.

While the City works to prioritize implementation of a Housing First project for Woodland, we are increasingly concerned about the impacts and issues associated with our homeless population. These issues place an increased burden on staff and resources, often at the expense of funding budgeted for other city programs and activities.

Unsheltered Point-In-Time Homeless Count (January 2019 - conducted every two years)

Sheltered Point-In Time Homeless County - Summary (January 2018 - conducted annually)

City of Woodland - Homeless Action Plan Summary - Updated July 29, 2019

Report on Homelessness in Woodland (April 2018)

What is the City Doing to Address Homelessness?

The City is developing specific strategies for managing the impacts of homelessness while we continue to focus on long-term solutions to address the problem of homelessness. The Homeless Action Plan includes initiatives to manage the impacts of homeless within our community, while also seeking to improve and enhance services to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families and contributing toward increasing housing opportunities.

What Can I Do About Homelessness? 

  • Homeless Assistance / Resources
  • Report an Issue
  • Volunteer / Donate

Resources / Reports 

  • City Council staff reports, and presentations
  • Reports
  • Resources
  • Agency Partners 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Provides general information on homelessness in Woodland as well as information related to specific homeless initiatives.


The City of Woodland does not provide direct services to persons experiencing homelessness. For information and access to community resources, please call 2-1-1 or visit