Ontario is developing a number of strong programs to address its homeless population. The Development Code conditionally permits an emergency shelter/transitional housing in the R2, R3, C3, C4, M1, M2, and M3 zones. Transitional shelter means residential accommodations for two or more persons, including support/counseling services, for homeless individuals and/or families. The City has also contracted with Mercy House to develop and operate the City’s homeless programs in conjunction with the City. To ensure compliance with newly enacted Senate Bill 2 by the state legislature, the City will need to make additional amendments to the Development Code to ensure that adequate sites are available for homeless people.