A Substantial Number of Continuums of Care in California Counted Considerably More Persons Who Were Homeless in 2019 When Compared to Their 2017 Counts

–Some CoCs have not yet publicly reported their count results–
–Several CoCs counted between one-third and two-thirds more persons–
–A few CoCs counted three-fourths or more persons —

–Reported count results show a 23.7% collective increase as noted below–

The map below uses color coding to show how many California Continuums of Care (CoCs) counted more or less persons as homeless in 2019 when compared to their 2017 homeless counts. Color code is as follows:

• Red colored CoCs are those that counted more persons in 2019;
• Blue colored CoCs are those that counted less persons in 2019;
• Gray colored CoCs are those that have not yet released their 2019 homeless count results to the public.

California is divided into 43 CoCs by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD requires CoCs to conduct an unsheltered and sheltered count during the last 10 days in January in odd number years as part of their funding request for Continuum of Care Program funding.

The percentage noted on the map for each CoC is taken from Table 1 below, which includes the number of persons counted as homeless in 2017 and 2019 for each CoC and lists the difference between the years in number and percent.

The map and Table 1 will be updated as more homeless count results are made public. The updates will be noted in future briefs.

Currently, the map and Table 1 show that 24 of the 43 CoCs have made their count results public.

The 24 CoCs counted 53,595 persons in 2017 and 66,305 persons in 2019, which represents an increase of 12,710 persons or 23.7%.

Map of California showing which Continuums of Care counted more homeless persons in 2019 versus 2017

Table 1 lists the homeless count results for the 24 CoCs that have made the homeless count results public. Of the 24 CoCs,

  • 9 or 37.5% counted between one-third and two-thirds more persons in 2019;
  • 4 or 16.7% counted more than two-thirds in 2019;
  • 6 or 25.0% counted less persons in 2019.

Table 1. Comparison of Homeless Count Results for 2017 and 2019

 

CoCs

2017 Homeless Count

2019 Homeless Count

 

Difference

#

%

CA-500San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC

7,394

9,706+2,312

+31.3

CA-501San Francisco CoC

6,858

8,011+1,153

+16.8

CA-502Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC

5,629

8,022+2,393

+42.5

CA-505Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC

1,607

2,295+688

+42.8

CA-507Marin County CoC

1,117

1,034-83

-7.4

CA-510Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC

1,661

1,923+262

+15.8

CA-511Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC

1,542

2,629+1,087

+70.5

CA-515Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties

979

1,021+42

+4.3

CA-520Merced City & County CoC

454

607+153

+33.7

CA-522Humboldt County CoC

759

1,473+714

+94.1

CA-524Yuba City/Sutter County CoC

760

706-54

-7.1

CA-526Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC

367

845+478

+130

CA-527Tehama County CoC

124

281+157

+127

CA-529Lake County CoC

401

372-29

-7.2

CA-601San Diego City and County CoC

9,160

8,102-1,058

-11.5

CA-602Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC

4,792

6,860+2,068

+43.1

CA-603Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC

1,860

1,803-57

-3

CA-604Bakersfield/Kern County CoC

810

1,330+520

+64.2

CA-607Pasadena CoC

575

542-33

-5.7

CA-608Riverside City & County CoC

2,406

2,811+405

+16.8

CA-609San Bernardino City & County CoC

1,866

2,607+741

+39.7

CA-611Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC

1,152

1,669+517

+44.9

CA-612Glendale CoC

168

24375

+44.6

CA-613Imperial County CoC

1,154

1,413259

+22.4

Totals:

53,595

66,305+12,710

+23.7

Table 2 lists the 19 CoCs that have not yet made their count results public.

Table 2. CoCs That Have Not Yet Made Their 2019 Count Results Public

 

CoCs

2017 Homeless Count2019 Homeless Count 

Difference

#%
CA-503Sacramento City & County CoC3,665
CA-504Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC2,835
CA-506Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC3,364
CA-508Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC2,249
CA-509Mendocino County CoC1,238
CA-512Daly City/San Mateo County CoC1,253
CA-513Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC853
CA-514Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC2,016
CA-516Redding/Shasta County CoC934
CA-517Napa City & County CoC315
CA-518Vallejo/Solano County CoC1,232
CA-519Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC1,195
CA-521Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC459
CA-523Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC176
CA-525El Dorado County CoC602
CA-530Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC121
CA-600Los Angeles City and County55,188
CA-606Long Beach CoC1,863
CA-614San Luis Obispo County CoC1,125
Totals: 80,683   

 

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