Homeless Services

City Council Adopted Goals and Strategic Priorities includes Housing and Homelessness as one of six goal areas of prioritization during the FY 22-23 and 23-24 budget cycle. Enhancing emergency sheltering services and reducing the number of unsheltered individuals using collaborative strategies were included as objectives to addressing the goal area. This page will be updated as we continue to make progress in this goal area.

Guided by the FY 22-23 and 23-24 City Council Adopted Goals and Strategic Priorities, the City initiated strategic planning to address homelessness in Paso Robles in May of 2023. Recognizing the complexity of issues related to homelessness, the City commissioned a working group comprised of a cross section of key City staff, several members of the former Unhoused Futures Studies Task Force, members of the Paso Robles Community who have “lived” homeless experiences, and representatives from stakeholder agencies and organizations to develop the plan. 

The group met several times during the summer and fall of 2023. Having conducted a “SWOT” (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, the group used feedback collected at two public meetings and through an online feedback form, to develop and refine six areas of focus that aligned with the San Luis Obispo Countywide Plan to Address Homelessness.  

Subsequently, the working group and City staff worked collaboratively to develop goals and objectives in each area. 

City Council approved the strategic plan on December 5, 2023 with the understanding that staff will bring the item back to Council as part of the upcoming 2 year budget cycle planning process.  At that time, City Council will have the opportunity to review and consider the costs associated with funding a Homeless Services Manager position to execute the plan.  

View the plan here

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