Director of the Department of Homeless Services and Housing (DHSH), Sacramento County, CA
Emily Halcon is the Director of the Department of Homeless Services and Housing (DHSH) for Sacramento County. Emily serves as the central coordinator of the County’s policy and program development efforts to address homelessness with the goal of aligning and integrating County policies, programs, services and funding toward reducing the prevalence of homelessness in Sacramento County and its impact on communities, business districts, and people experiencing homelessness. Prior to joining the County in 2021, Emily spent six years as the Homeless Services Manager for the City of Sacramento, overseeing policy and programs through the City to address homelessness. She also spent three years with Focus Strategies, a Sacramento based consulting firm dedicated to helping communities improve efforts to end homelessness by using local data to shape program and system design using a “systems thinking” approach. Emily began her career at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), where she spent eleven years, working on local housing policies and programs. Emily holds a Masters in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis.