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-500San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC

9,706

CA-501San Francisco CoC

8,035

CA-502Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC

8,022

CA-503Sacramento City & County CoC

5,570

CA-504Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC

2,951

CA-505Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC

2,295

CA-506Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC

2,704

CA-507Marin County CoC

1,034

CA-508Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC

2,167

CA-509Mendocino County CoC

785

CA-510Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC

1,923

CA-511Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC

2,631

CA-512Daly City/San Mateo County CoC

1,512

CA-513Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC

1,064

CA-514Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC

2,508

CA-515Roseville, Rocklin/Placer County CoC

617

CA-516Redding/Shasta County CoC

1,249

CA-517Napa City & County CoC

322

CA-518Vallejo/Solano County CoC

1,151

CA-519Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC

1,258

CA-520Merced City & County CoC

608

CA-521Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC

655

CA-522Humboldt County CoC

1,694

CA-523Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC

192

CA-524Yuba City/Sutter County CoC

721

CA-525El Dorado County CoC

613

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

845

CA-527Tehama County CoC

288

CA-529Lake County CoC

372

CA-530Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC

214

CA-531Nevada County CoC

415

CA-600Los Angeles City and County

56,257

CA-601San Diego City and County CoC

8,102

CA-602Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC

6,860

CA-603Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC

1,803

CA-604Bakersfield/Kern County CoC

1,330

CA-606Long Beach CoC

1,894

CA-607Pasadena CoC

542

CA-608Riverside City & County CoC

2,811

CA-609San Bernardino City & County CoC

2,607

CA-611Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC

1,669

CA-612Glendale CoC

243

CA-613Imperial County CoC

1,413

CA-614San 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 Count2019 Homeless Count 

Difference

#%
CA-500San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC7,3949,706+2,312+31.3
CA-501San Francisco CoC6,8588,035+1,177+17.2
CA-502Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC5,6298,022+2,393+42.5
CA-503Sacramento City & County CoC4,6925,570+878+18.7
CA-504Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC2,8352,951+116+4.1
CA-505Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC1,6072,295+688+42.8
CA-506Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC3,3642,704-660-19.6
CA-507Marin County CoC1,1171,034-83-7.4
CA-508Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC2,2492,167-82-3.6
CA-509Mendocino County CoC1,238785-453-36.6
CA-510Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC1,6611,923+262+15.8
CA-511Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC1,5422,631+1,089+70.6
CA-512Daly City/San Mateo County CoC1,2531,512+259+20.7
CA-513Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC8531,064+211+24.7
CA-514Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC2,0162,508+492+24.4
CA-515Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties CoC

979

*Placer and Nevada counties became separate CoCs in 2019
CA-515Roseville, Rocklin/Placer County CoC*617**
CA-516Redding/Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen, Plumas, Del Norte, Modoc, Sierra Counties CoC9341,249+315+33.7
CA-517Napa City & County CoC315322+7+0.2
CA-518Vallejo/Solano County CoC1,2321,151-81-6.6
CA-519Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC1,1951,258+63+5.3
CA-520Merced City & County CoC454608+154+33.9
CA-521Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC459655+196+42.7
CA-522Humboldt County CoC7591,694+935+123
CA-523Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC176192+16+9.1
CA-524Yuba City/Sutter County CoC760721-39-5.1
CA-525El Dorado County CoC602613+11+1.8
CA-526Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC367845+478+130
CA-527Tehama County CoC124288+164+132
CA-529Lake County CoC401372-29-7.2
CA-530Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC121214+93+76.9
CA-531Nevada County CoC*415**
CA-600Los Angeles City and County52,44256,257+3,815+7.3
CA-601San Diego City and County CoC9,1608,102-1,058-11.5
CA-602Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC4,7926,860+2,068+43.1
CA-603Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC1,8601,803-57-3.1
CA-604Bakersfield/Kern County CoC8101,330+520+64.2
CA-606Long Beach CoC1,8631,894+31+1.7
CA-607Pasadena CoC575542-33-5.7
CA-608Riverside City & County CoC2,4062,811+405+16.8
CA-609San Bernardino City & County CoC1,8662,607+741+39.7
CA-611Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC1,1521,669+517+44.9
CA-612Glendale CoC168243+75+44.6
CA-613Imperial County CoC1,1541,413+259+22.4
CA-614San Luis Obispo County CoC1,1251,483+358+31.8

Totals:

132,559151,135+18,576+14.0

 

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