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Policy & Planning

Advisory Board

The Contra Costa Inter-jurisdictional Council on Homelessness (CCICH) is appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to assist and provide guidance in the development and implementation of long range planning and policy formulation of homeless issues in Contra Costa County. It also serves as an advisory body to the Health Services Department Health Care for the Homeless Program in compliance with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requirements.

The Contra Costa Inter-jurisdictional Council on Homelessness (CCICH) provides a forum for communication and coordination of the County’s Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, educate the community on homeless issues, and advocate on federal, state and local policy issues affecting people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

Governance Structure

The CCICH general membership includes a broad spectrum of individuals in the community, from elected officials to consumers, interested in the topic of homelessness. The CCICH Executive Committee is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and consists of 13 seats representing homeless or formerly homeless persons, county government, health care, law enforcement, the faith community, nonprofit homeless service providers, and housing providers. All Executive Committee members reside in or are employed in Contra Costa County, demonstrate a professional interest in or personal commitment to addressing and alleviating the impact of homelessness, and be able to contribute unique expertise, opinions and viewpoints on homeless issues. If you are interested in sitting on our advisory board, please send an email to | Executive Committee Roster | By-Laws


The CCICH General Council meets on the 2nd Friday, in the months of March, June, September, and December. The CCICH Executive Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. ADA Accommodations: The Council will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend meetings. Please email or call 925-313-7700 at least 72 hours before the meeting.
Agendas & Minutes | Calendar

Our County-Wide Plan to End Homelessness

Contra Costa has a county-wide plan that lays out a comprehensive and coordinated response to homelessness – a strategy developed in collaboration with the entire community. It builds on the successful programs we have in place, expanding their capacity to meet the level of need, and putting in place policies and agreements to knit them together into one comprehensive and effective system of care.
Ending Homelessness in Ten Years: A County-Wide Plan for the Communities of Contra Costa County

Strategic Planning Efforts Underway

The 2014 Strategic Plan Update process is entering its final stages and we are excited to provide a summary on progress to date. Guided by the CCICH Executive Committee, this process has included monthly meetings of a Strategic Plan Ad Hoc Committee, supplemented by outreach to key stakeholder groups through interviews, surveys, and focus groups.

2014 Strategic Plan Update Progress Report