Community Action Team

The Community Action Team (CAT) is a collaborative approach to assisting those who are homeless or transient and in need of services. Our team consist of representatives from the Auburn Police Department, City of Auburn Code Enforcement, Placer County Probation Department, and Placer County Health and Human Services Department.

​The goal of the Community Action Team is to educate those who are in need of services and to educate the community about the laws around certain behaviors such as camping, fires, trespassing, loitering, and panhandling. For example, many people do not know what services are available to them. Our team informs all those they contact who are homeless or transient to let them know their options. In some cases, people simply need an identification card or driver's license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The representatives on our team regularly assist people in obtaining their new identification card or driver's license. Sometimes the lack of this simple item we take fro granted is what is keeping some people from obtaining services such as medical, work, or housing.

​At the same time, it is important for our community to understand the laws and other regulations around some of the common behaviors (i.e. camping, fires, trespassing, loitering, and panhandling), which are typically associated with homelessness and transients. In addition, we all play a role in how we work together and keep our community safe and thriving while assisting to those in need.