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.

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. Please visit this page for more information.

Change in Homeless Population of Yolo County Over Time

Homelessness over time (2009-2019)


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What Can I Do About Homelessness?

There a number of City and community resources for individuals who are interested in getting involved. These resources include contact information for homeless assistance and resources, opportunities to volunteer or donate, and pathways to report any issues. Please visit this page for more information.

Resources / Reports 

The City maintains a list of reports, resources, and agency partners relating to its homelessness initiatives. Please visit this page for more information. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

These FAQs provide general information on homelessness in Woodland as well as information related to specific homeless initiatives. To view these questions, please visit this page, or click here to submit a question.


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