If there is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.
Homelessness is a complex societal issue created by factors including lack of affordable housing, mental illness, and substance abuse, among others. In recent years, the number of unsheltered or homeless individuals has increased not just in Fremont, but in the entire state of California.
While being homeless is not a crime, some kinds of unlawful misconduct should be reported to the police.
Historically, the City has managed its homeless efforts with existing resources but given the growing magnitude of the issue, staff is recommending additional resources and a new, more coordinated approach to mitigate the impact of homelessness on our community and on the homeless individuals within it.