Our Tenets

HPAC strives to achieve the following tenets:

Mission: Provide leadership on homelessness and poverty in Yolo County.

Vision: Create and sustain a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced array of human services for homeless and low-income individuals and families within Yolo County.

Coordination: Achieve a synergist relationship with the Yolo County Strategic Plan to End Homelessness Executive Commission to achieve all of the goals in the Yolo County Strategic Plan to End Homelessness and to address issues of homelessness and poverty countywide.

Our Roles and Responsibilities

HPAC serves numerous roles and responsibilities, many of which fulfill federal, state, and local government mandates. Such activities include: 

  • Locally implementing the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act;
  • Locally implementing the region’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Maintaining a coordinated response among service providers to ensure continuity of services;
  • Assessing needs and identifying gaps in services for persons facing homelessness in Yolo County on an ongoing basis;
  • Supporting the planning, funding and development of services to meet prioritized needs within Yolo County;
  • Planning, developing and sustaining options to meet the housing needs of people facing homelessness; and
  • Promoting access to and effective utilization of mainstream human services programs.

Our Membership

HPAC is a coalition of stakeholders from throughout the region, and membership is open to all parties interested in issues of homelessness and poverty. Relevant parties include, but are not limited to nonprofit homeless assistance providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, businesses, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement agencies, organizations that serve veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and formerly homeless individuals. 

HPAC is made stronger through the participation of a broad and diverse membership. Interested parties may join at any time by attending a meeting, but members who would like to obtain voting rights must complete the following MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. Completed applications can be emailed to Aurora William, Yolo County Homeless Services Manager, at Aurora.William@yolocounty.org. For a full explanation regarding voting rights and eligibility requirements, please read HPAC’s GOVERNANCE CHARTER.

Our Policies and Procedures

HPAC routinely reviews and updates its policies and procedures to ensure that it operates local homeless programs within the a parameters or best practices and requirements from the State and Federal governments. The most recently adopted Manuals are provided below: