About the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council

Mission of the Council

The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council was created in 2017 to oversee the implementation of “Housing First” policies, guidelines, and regulations to reduce the prevalence and duration of homelessness in California. The Council's mission is to develop policies, identify resources, benefits, and services to prevent and work toward ending homelessness in California.

By July 1, 2019, agencies and departments administering State programs in existence prior to July 1, 2017, shall collaborate with the Council to revise or adopt guidelines and regulations that incorporate the core components of Housing First, if the existing guidelines and regulations do not already incorporate the core components of Housing First.

Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council Members

The Council consists of up to nineteen members, representing ten state agency heads or their designees, seven members appointed by the Governor representing statewide organizations and homeless advocacy groups, one stakeholder appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and one stakeholder appointed by Speaker of the Assembly. Meet the Council Members

The Council may also invite stakeholders, individuals who have experienced homelessness, members of philanthropic communities, and experts to participate in meetings, or provide information to the Council as needed.

Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council Meeting Schedule

The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council meets every quarter.