Lodi Access Center

The City of Lodi received approval from City Council in October 2021 to purchase a location to develop their Access Center Emergency Shelter on Sacramento Street. The Access Center will be open 24/7 and provide extensive wraparound service. Development of the Access Center is anticipated to take 12 to 18 months from site plan approval to be completed and will have the capacity to meet the needs of the 2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count, which took place on January 26, 2022. Results of the 2022 PIT Count are still pending, but should be available soon.  

Access Center Phase 1: Temporary Emergency Shelter 

On April 20, 2022 the Lodi City Council approved Inner City Action, Inc. to operate the temporary emergency shelter as phase one of the Access Center plan. The Salvation Army will be providing food and laundry services in collaboration with Inner City Action. 

Next steps are to have the phase one temporary emergency shelter begin operations within the next several months. The facility will house up to 50 individuals and provide wraparound services including, housing navigation, income advocacy, mental health and substance use treatment, job readiness training, etc., these services will be similar to what will be provided at the Access Center once complete. Although the temporary emergency shelter can only house 50 individuals at a time, the objective is to continue to transition individuals to other programs or stable housing so that additional individuals can begin their path to stability. This in conjunction with continued outreach will allow the program to reach many more than 50 individuals. 

Community Development is excited to get this first phase of the Access Center opened and provide resources to the community while concurrently working on the development of the permanent Access Center. 

Access Center

January 24, 2022 Press Release - Access Center Update


Background of Community Engagement Process

September 2, 2021 - Access Center Community Engagement Meeting (PDF)

In order to play the videos within the presentation, PDF file will need to be downloaded and saved to your computer. Due to the file size, download times may vary.  Lodi Access Center Video Link (MPG)

October 6, 2021 City Council Meeting Agenda Packet

Meeting that the City Council approved the location of the Access Center

May 5, 2021 City Council Meeting Agenda Packet

Meeting that the City Council approved the Engagement Plan and the funding for the Center.

May 19, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

June 7, 2021 Press Release – English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

June 22, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

July 8, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

July 21, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

July 29, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

August 27, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

September 09, 2021 Press Release - English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)

January 24, 2022 Press Release - English (PDF)Spanish (PDF)


Lodi Access Center Flyer (was mailed to all Lodi Utility Bill mailing Addresses) -
English (PDF)Spanish (PDF)


Lodi Access Center Community Survey (closed July 6, 2021)

The City of Lodi Neighborhood Services Division released a survey for the community to provide their input on an Access Center in Lodi to assist our unsheltered persons and community at large. The survey closed July 6, 2021 at 5pm.