Shelter Code Project

The Shelter Code Project is working to update the city’s development rules to determine where and how the city should allow different types of shelters, including for people experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, folks without air conditioning in a heat wave, and those displaced by wildfire or other disaster.
Three alternatives for how the city could write new rules for shelters were developed — each with varying levels of flexibility and discretion when it comes to shelter location, design, and approval process — and were presented to City Council on Tuesday, Mar. 1. A draft version of the preferred approach based on City Council’s direction is planned to be shared this spring.
Visit to read about the draft shelter rules and learn about opportunities to participate in the project.