Homelessness in Fremont

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.

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How Can I Help?


You can donate to the Housing Navigation Center or the Winter Shelter.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Housing Navigation Center subscribe to the Homeless Newsletter. You will receive updates.

The Winter Shelter also needs volunteers. Please email CityServe Compassion Network to receive volunteer information.

If there is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.

While being homeless is not a crime, some kinds of unlawful misconduct should be reported to the police.

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Report Homelessness Concern

Find out where to report a concern

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.

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As of January 2019, the City’s biennial homeless count showed 608 homeless persons in Fremont, an increase from the 2017 count of 409.