The Davis/Woodland/Yolo County Continuum of Care (CA-521), hereafter known as the Yolo County Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition (HPAC), is a local planning body that provides leadership and coordination on the issues of homelessness and poverty in Yolo County.
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 10 Year Plan Commission to achieve all of the goals in the Yolo County 10 Year Plan 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.
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 Tracey Dickinson, Yolo County Homeless Program Coordinator, at Tracey.Dickinson@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:
HPAC convenes eight (8) general meetings throughout the year, generally held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 9-10:30 a.m. in rotating locations among Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland. These meetings focus on community-wide homeless issues, new requirements from the federal or state government, discussion of best practices, and coordination across providers. HPAC also convenes two subcommittees (data subcommittee and technical subcommittee) on a quarterly basis.
Please CLICK HERE for a full meeting schedule, as well as meetings agendas and minutes.
HPAC Staff Contact: Tracey Dickinson, Yolo County Homeless Program Coordinator
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency
Adult and Aging Branch
137 N Cottonwood St, Suite 1500, Woodland, CA 95695
HPAC Chair: Doug Zeck, Executive Director, Fourth & Hope
Fourth & Hope
PO Box 1248, Woodland, CA 95776
HPAC Member Agencies
- Catholic Charities
- City of Davis
- City of West Sacramento
- City of Winters
- City of Woodland
- CommuniCare Health Centers
- County of Yolo
- Davis Community Meals
- Davis Opportunity Village
- Elica Health Centers
- Empower Yolo
- Fourth and Hope
- Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis
- Legal Services of Northern California
- Shores of Hope
- Short Term Emergency Aid Committee
- Turning Point Community Programs
- Volunteers of America-Northern California & Northern Nevada
- Woodland United Way
- Yolo County Children's Alliance
- Yolo Community Care Continuum
- Yolo County Office of Education
- Yolo County Housing