Homelessness in Fremont

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.

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Report Homelessness Concern

Find out where to report a concern


As of January 2017, the City’s biennial homeless count showed 479 homeless persons in Fremont. It is estimated the actual number is higher.

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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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How Can I Help?

See a list of organizations that help the homeless, find out where you can volunteer or donate. Help