Awaiting the Official Release of 2019 Homeless Count Results from HUD — Unofficial Results However are Obtainable

While we await the release of the official 2019 point-in-time homeless count results from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the 2019 homeless count results for each Continuum of Care (CoC) was submitted to HUD as part of their 2019 Continuum of Care Program application. The application for funding requires CoCs to submit their point-in-time count results.

Homeless counts consist of the number of sheltered and unsheltered persons counted by all of the country’s approximately 400 Continuums of Care (CoCs).

–More than 150,000 persons were counted in California in 2019,
which represents an increase of 14% when compared to the
California 2017 homeless count as noted in Table 2–

Table 1 below provides the total number of sheltered and unsheltered persons submitted to HUD by each California CoC in their 2019 Continuum of Care Program application.

Table 1. Total number of persons counted in 2019 by California CoCs

Continuums of Care

2019
Homeless Count

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

9,706

CA-501 San Francisco CoC

8,035

CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC

8,022

CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC

5,570

CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC

2,951

CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC

2,295

CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC

2,704

CA-507 Marin County CoC

1,034

CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC

2,167

CA-509 Mendocino County CoC

785

CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC

1,923

CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC

2,631

CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC

1,512

CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC

1,064

CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC

2,508

CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer County CoC

617

CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC

1,249

CA-517 Napa City & County CoC

322

CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC

1,151

CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC

1,258

CA-520 Merced City & County CoC

608

CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC

655

CA-522 Humboldt County CoC

1,694

CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC

192

CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC

721

CA-525 El Dorado County CoC

613

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

845

CA-527 Tehama County CoC

288

CA-529 Lake County CoC

372

CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC

214

CA-531 Nevada County CoC

415

CA-600 Los Angeles City and County

56,257

CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC

8,102

CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC

6,860

CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC

1,803

CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC

1,330

CA-606 Long Beach CoC

1,894

CA-607 Pasadena CoC

542

CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC

2,811

CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC

2,607

CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC

1,669

CA-612 Glendale CoC

243

CA-613 Imperial County CoC

1,413

CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC

1,483

Totals:

151,135

Table 2 below provides a comparison of the 2017 total number of sheltered and unsheltered persons counted by each California CoC, which were officially released by HUD in 2017, and the 2019 total number of sheltered and unsheltered persons counted by each CoC and submitted as part of their 2019 Continuum of Care Program application.

The reason for comparing the 2019 count results to 2017 instead of 2018 is because HUD requires CoCs to conduct unsheltered counts every other year or odd-number years. Many CoCs also conduct an unsheltered count every year. However, only about half of the 44 California CoCs conducted an unsheltered count in 2018. All CoCs are required by HUD to conduct a sheltered count every year.

Table 2 notes that there was an increase in the number of persons counted in 2019 (151,135) when compared to 2017 (132,559), which represents a 14% increase.

Table 2. A comparison of the number of total persons counted in 2017 to 2019 by California CoCs

 

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 8,035 +1,177 +17.2
CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC 5,629 8,022 +2,393 +42.5
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 4,692 5,570 +878 +18.7
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 2,835 2,951 +116 +4.1
CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC 1,607 2,295 +688 +42.8
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 3,364 2,704 -660 -19.6
CA-507 Marin County CoC 1,117 1,034 -83 -7.4
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 2,249 2,167 -82 -3.6
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 1,238 785 -453 -36.6
CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC 1,661 1,923 +262 +15.8
CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC 1,542 2,631 +1,089 +70.6
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 1,253 1,512 +259 +20.7
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 853 1,064 +211 +24.7
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 2,016 2,508 +492 +24.4
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties CoC

979

*Placer and Nevada counties became separate CoCs in 2019
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer County CoC * 617 * *
CA-516 Redding/Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen, Plumas, Del Norte, Modoc, Sierra Counties CoC 934 1,249 +315 +33.7
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 315 322 +7 +0.2
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 1,232 1,151 -81 -6.6
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 1,195 1,258 +63 +5.3
CA-520 Merced City & County CoC 454 608 +154 +33.9
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 459 655 +196 +42.7
CA-522 Humboldt County CoC 759 1,694 +935 +123
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC 176 192 +16 +9.1
CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC 760 721 -39 -5.1
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 602 613 +11 +1.8
CA-526 Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC 367 845 +478 +130
CA-527 Tehama County CoC 124 288 +164 +132
CA-529 Lake County CoC 401 372 -29 -7.2
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 121 214 +93 +76.9
CA-531 Nevada County CoC * 415 * *
CA-600 Los Angeles City and County 52,442 56,257 +3,815 +7.3
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 -3.1
CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC 810 1,330 +520 +64.2
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 1,863 1,894 +31 +1.7
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
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 1,125 1,483 +358 +31.8

Totals:

132,559 151,135 +18,576 +14.0

 

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