San Leandro Homelessness Response
The City of San Leandro, the County of Alameda, and community partners are committed to addressing homelessness in our City. The City coordinates service providers that offer outreach and programs to support homeless individuals and families in San Leandro.
Homelessness in San Leandro
Homelessness is a growing local and regional crisis. The City of San Leandro, along with our partner organizations, are actively developing and supporting initiatives to address these issues and the impact they have on the residential and business community.
According to the 2022 Point-in-Time Count, there are 409 individuals experiencing homelessness in San Leandro on an given night. Of these 409 individuals, 312 are unsheltered, and 97 are sheltered.
For additional information from the 2022 Point-in-Time Count, please click results of the 2022 Point-in-Time Count for San Leandro.
If you are fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking and are in immediate danger, call 911.
Alameda County Coordinated Entry
The Coordinated Entry process is an approach to coordination and management of the crisis response system’s resources that allows users to make equity consistent decisions from available information to connect people efficiently and effectively to interventions that will end their homelessness. The Coordinated Entry System includes:
- Points of access to resources for people experiencing homelessness
- Housing Problem Solving
- Prioritization for available resources
- Referral/Matching to Housing/Homelessness Resources
- Grievance processes
Alameda County Housing Resource Centers/ Access Points
There are 12 Housing Resource Centers/ Access Points across Alameda County. For more information about housing and resources for people experiencing homelessness, contact a Housing Resource Center in your area.
Homeless Navigation Center/Housing Project
The City of San Leandro is currently in escrow to purchase and rehabilitate the Nimitz Motel (at 555 Lewelling Blvd) initially into an interim homeless navigation center with shelter/housing units. Then within five years convert the property into permanent supportive rental housing primarily for the homeless. The City is partnering with local nonprofit Building Futures, which will provide supportive services during the interim phase, and regional nonprofit developer Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), to be the project developer and manager for the interim phase. The City and HCEB submitted a State Project Homekey application on June 9, 2023. The State decision on Project Homekey grantees are expected to be announced in Summer/Fall 2023.
Public Meetings / Timeline
- June 9, 2023- City and HCEB submit Homekey Round 3 application to State
- June 5, 2023- City Council approval of State Homekey Round 3 application submittal and final relocation plan
- March 6, 2023- City approval of extension to Purchase and Sale Agreement for Nimitz Motel