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-500 San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC

7,394

9,706 +2,312

+31.3

CA-501 San Francisco CoC

6,858

8,011 +1,153

+16.8

CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC

5,629

8,022 +2,393

+42.5

CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC

1,607

2,295 +688

+42.8

CA-507 Marin County CoC

1,117

1,034 -83

-7.4

CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC

1,661

1,923 +262

+15.8

CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC

1,542

2,629 +1,087

+70.5

CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties

979

1,021 +42

+4.3

CA-520 Merced City & County CoC

454

607 +153

+33.7

CA-522 Humboldt County CoC

759

1,473 +714

+94.1

CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC

760

706 -54

-7.1

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

367

845 +478

+130

CA-527 Tehama County CoC

124

281 +157

+127

CA-529 Lake County CoC

401

372 -29

-7.2

CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC

9,160

8,102 -1,058

-11.5

CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC

4,792

6,860 +2,068

+43.1

CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC

1,860

1,803 -57

-3

CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC

810

1,330 +520

+64.2

CA-607 Pasadena CoC

575

542 -33

-5.7

CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC

2,406

2,811 +405

+16.8

CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC

1,866

2,607 +741

+39.7

CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC

1,152

1,669 +517

+44.9

CA-612 Glendale CoC

168

243 75

+44.6

CA-613 Imperial County CoC

1,154

1,413 259

+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 Count 2019 Homeless Count  

Difference

# %
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 3,665
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 2,835
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 3,364
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 2,249
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 1,238
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 1,253
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 853
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 2,016
CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC 934
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 315
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 1,232
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 1,195
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 459
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC 176
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 602
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 121
CA-600 Los Angeles City and County 55,188
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 1,863
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 1,125
Totals:  80,683      

 

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