Departments & Agencies

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Listed below are the primary government agencies and private-sector organizations involved in the Working Group's efforts.

County of Fresno Departments

Fresno County Board of Supervisors provides funding and direction to County Departments to address illegal dumping and homeless encampment issues.

Behavioral Health visits encampment sites, ensures Fresno Madera Continuum of Care is engaged to provide outreach support to encampment dwellers.

County Counsel provides an advisory role to legal concerns and questions regarding the County’s general homeless encampment abatement policies and specific department concerns.

Public Health is involved during noticing period/hazardous material screening, hazardous material and hazardous waste screening during cleanup, and sharps and pharmaceutical screening and disposal.

Public Works and Planning receives initial complaints and notifies owner of violation, administers citations to non-responsive owners and records liens, if necessary; provides information to other agencies (ownership, maps, photos, etc.); and follow up with property owners to prevent reoccurrence of violations. Assists the Sheriff with the cleanup by providing equipment, personnel and necessary coordination.

Social Services provides an advisory role as a funder and Regional Representative to the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care and information on available services for those who are homeless.

Fresno County Library provides informational resources to all members of the community.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office

The Fresno Sheriff’s Office tracks and documents Homeless Encampment calls and prioritizes camps. County agencies and contractors are coordinated including advocate response.

Fresno Madera Continuum of Care

The Fresno Madera Continuum of Care (FMCoC) is an organized consortium of partners, meeting the requirements of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide a comprehensive coordinated homeless housing and services delivery system called a continuum of care (CoC). The Fresno Madera Continuum of Care assists homeless persons to make the critical transition from homelessness to independent or supportive permanent housing; accessing education, health and mental health services, employment training, and life skills development.

Continuum of Care Board Meeting Documents

Fresno Police Department

The Fresno Police Department (FPD) supports City Sanitation and other City services in clean up and removal of homeless encampments within the City of Fresno.

BNSF Railway

The BNSF Railway right-of-way extends through the middle of Fresno and Madera counties.

Fresno Irrigation District

The Fresno Irrigation District (FID) owns and maintains hundreds of miles of canals distributing water to farmers across Fresno County.

Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

The Flood Control District maintains over 150 stormwater retention basins in the Fresno/Clovis area.