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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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Recent Homeless Count Reports from California Continuums of Care Reveal a Significant Increase in the Number of Homeless Persons Counted in 2019

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Complete map of California COntinuums of Care comparing 2017 and 2019 Homeless count data

–U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Will Post Official Results in the Fall—  –Estimated Number is Noted in the Table Below–  –More Than Three-fourths of California Continuums of…

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

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–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…

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