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 Manteca, but throughout the state of California. The City has taken a strategic and regional approach to address homelessness by working with the City’s regional partners to direct individuals experiencing homelessness to resources within San Joaquin County. The Manteca Police Department has been responsive to concerns related to homelessness and continues to actively monitor incidents while respecting the rights of homeless individuals and ensuring public safety.
Homeless Resources and Services
2-1-1 San Joaquin
2-1-1 San Joaquin is a collaborative effort of health and human service providers, state legislators, local government representatives, and county residents. The purpose is to make it easy for people to find the help they need, when they need it. To get expert, caring help, 24 hours a day, simply call 2-1-1 today or visit
211's database can connect you to the following services within San Joaquin County:
Manteca Community Resource Officers (CRO)
The City of Manteca employs two CROs dedicated to assisting the homeless community, responding to residents, and addressing the concerns of local businesses. If you are homeless and seeking assistance please contact our CROs at (209) 456-8237.
Homelessness continues to be a top priority for City Council and staff. As such, the City of Manteca has taken several steps to address and assist the homeless community within the city. For more information on the steps taken to address homeless issues please view the City's Commitment to Homelessness.
State of Homelessness in the City and County (PIT Count)
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual census and survey to identify the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population across San Joaquin County. This count is required for all recipients of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding. The PIT Count takes place during January each year. For more information on the PIT County, please visit the San Joaquin Continuum of Care website at http://www.sanjoaquincoc.org/.