What We’re Doing

Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras

Placer County is a member of the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, a broad-based coalition of homeless housing and shelter providers, consumers, advocates and government representatives, working together to shape planning and decision-making around the issue of homelessness. Since 2014, the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS) has provided leadership and coordination of Placer and Nevada County's Continuum of Care planning process. The HRCS is a private non-profit partnership working to ensure comprehensive, regional coordination of efforts and resources to reduce the number of persons who are homeless, as well as the number of persons at risk of homelessness. Visit the HRCS website  to learn more. 

In collaboration with HRCS, Placer County created a new homeless strategic plan in 2019 that identifies key strategies to address homelessness. Click here to read the full plan.

Whole Person Care

Whole Person Care is a five-year, roughly $20 million pilot program providing intensive case coordination and housing assistance to frequent utilizers of institutional services such as hospital emergency rooms and jails.  This program is estimated to serve up to 150 individuals per year and targets homeless individuals.


There are many customized resources available to veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Welcome Center & Gathering Inn Resource Center

These are good entry points for many services in Placer County. The Welcome Center is located at 11512 B Avenue in Auburn and The Gathering Inn Resource Center is located at 201 Berkeley Ave. in Roseville.

  1. Emergency Housing (click)
  2. Other Housing (click)
  3. Public Safety (click)
  4. Mental Health (click)
  5. Substance Use (click)

Homeless Resource Helpline

Anyone requiring referral to an emergency shelter may call 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237) to access resources.


The Gathering Inn offers a nomadic community-based program, partnering with local churches to provide shelter each night. Intake occurs at The Gathering Inn headquarters at 201 Berkeley Avenue in Roseville. Supportive services are also available.

North Auburn

The temporary homeless shelter in North Auburn is located at 11442 E Avenue in Auburn and shelters 100 individuals each night. As of July 1, 2018, the shelter is operated by The Gathering Inn.

Lake Tahoe

During extreme weather, Placer County opens overnight shelters in the North Lake Tahoe region. Read this document (PDF) or follow this Facebook page for updates on warming shelters. Explore more resources in the Tahoe region.