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Breaking Down the 2019 U.S. Homeless Count Numbers by Regions and Divisions Established by the U.S. Census Bureau

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–-More than one-third (34.7%) of all persons were counted in Region 4: West; Division 9, (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)– –More than half (54.8%) of all persons were counted…

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Comparing California’s 2019 Homeless Count Results to 2018 Results by Regions and Continuums of Care

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–See California Continuums of Care (CoCs) Map Noting Increase or Decrease for Each CoC– –all 44 California CoCs had a collective increase of 16.4% (see Table 1)– –all 23 Northern…

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Caveats When Comparing California’s 2018 and 2019 Homeless Count Results

By Joe Colletti, PhD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires continuums of care (CoCs) to complete an unsheltered and sheltered homeless count every other year, which occurs on odd-number years…

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

By Joe Colletti, PhD

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…

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How Many Temporary and Permanent Housing Beds for Homeless Persons Are There in California? What Is the Bed Coverage Rate in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)?

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–– 137,292 temporary and permanent beds were reported by Continuums of Care in 2019– –Approximately one-third were temporary beds and two-thirds permanent– — Bed Coverage Rate Is Approximately Three-fourths– This…

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Central California and 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count Results

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Map of central California Continuums of Care

–U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will post official results in the fall–  –Recent Homeless Count Reports Reveal an Estimated 20% Increase in the Number of Homeless Persons Counted…

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