The Impact of 2018 Homeless Count Results Upon the Scoring of the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

Did Your California CoC lose points because of increases in the number of
chronically homeless households and homeless veterans?

See the data tables below to determine the impact of increases upon your California CoC


Joe Colletti, PhD

Hub for Urban Initiatives©
Homeless and Housing Strategies for California

March 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently provided each Continuum of Care (CoC) a document that summarized their scores. One of the tables in the document provided a breakdown of the possible 200 points into four scoring categories and the maximum points that could be awarded:

  1. CoC Scoring Summary
Scoring Category: Maximum Score (Points)
CoC Structure and Governance 52
Data Collection and Quality 49
CoC Performance and Strategic Planning 77
Cross-Cutting Policies 22
Total Application Score: 200

Another table in the HUD document noted the following for all 400+ CoCs in the U.S.

  1. Overall Scores for All CoCs
Highest Score for any CoC 190
Lowest Score for any CoC 47.75
Median Score for all CoCs 160
Weighted Mean Score* for all CoCs 166.75

*The weighted mean score is the mean CoC score weighted by Annual Renewal Demand. CoCs that scored higher than the weighted mean score were more likely to gain funding relative to their Annual Renewal Demand, while CoCs that scored lower than the weighted mean were more likely to lose money relative to their Annual Renewal Demand.

The HUD document also provided the “High Priority CoC Application Questions,” maximum score available for each high priority question, and the score received for each high priority question.

The maximum score available for all of the “High Priority CoC Application Questions” equaled 97 points. While the 97 points out of the total 200 points were explained and accounted for in a summary document, the remaining 103 points are not noted in the scoring summary document.

Loss of Points Not Noted in the Scoring Summary Document

The information below can help CoCs determine if they lost points because of increases in homelessness among chronically homeless households and veterans. The maximum number of points a CoC could have lost because of increases in chronically homeless households and homeless veterans was 16. The 16 points are part of the 103 points that were not noted in the scoring summary document. Thus, the need to compile the data in the tables below.

Loss of Points Related to Increases in Total Number of Chronically Homeless Households 

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition also noted the following regarding ending chronic homelessness.

A maximum of 6 points was assigned to the following rating factor:

  • Demonstrate a decrease in both the total number of chronically homeless individuals and families (households) in the geographic area as well as a decrease in the total unsheltered chronic homeless population in the geographic area in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count. CoCs may receive points for explaining any increase to the number of chronically homeless individuals and families in the CoC.
  • If a CoC did not conduct an unsheltered PIT in 2018, HUD will use the points awarded in the FY 2017 CoC Application for these criteria.

Table 1 provides the total number of chronically homeless households in each California CoC for 2017 and 2018 and the difference in number and percent. Not all CoCs demonstrated a decrease in the total number of chronically homeless households in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count.

Table 1. Total Number of Chronically Homeless Households by CoC between 2017 and 2018.

 

CoC #

 

CoC

 

2017

 

2018

 

Difference

        # %
CA-500 San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC 2,097 2,139 +42 +2.0
CA-501 San Francisco CoC 2,138 1,757 -381 -17.8
CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC 1,707 1,742 +35 +2.0
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 1,126 1,192 +66 +5.7
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 598 747 +149 +24.9
CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC 331 555 +224 +67.8
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 902 942 +40 +4.4
CA-507 Marin County CoC 359 399 +40 +11.1
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 690 634 -56 -8.1
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 97 96 -1 -1.0
CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC 178 241 +63 +35.4
CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC 254 262 +8 +3.1
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 234 238 +4 +1.7
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 251 288 +37 +14.7
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 692 524 -168 -24.3
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties 232 327 +95 +40.9
CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC 341 431 +90 +26.4
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 134 158 +24 +17.9
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 434 461 +27 +6.2
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 531 506 +25 +4.7
CA-520 Merced City & County CoC 120 148 +28 +23.3
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 174 157 -17 -9.7
CA-522 Humboldt County CoC 310 363 +53 +17.1
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC*** 34 94 +60 +176
CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC 150 172 +22 +14.7
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 241 211 -30 -12.4
CA-526 Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC 71 72 +1 +1.4
CA-527 Tehama County CoC 61 55 -6 -9.8
CA-529 Lake County CoC*** 178 82 -96 -53.9
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 31 65 +34 +110
CA-600 Los Angeles City & County CoC 16,576 13,275 -3,301 -19.9
CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC 2,176 2,171 -5 -0.2
CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC 893 1,066 -173 -19.4
CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC 226 307 +81 +35.8
CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC 289 133 -156 -60.0
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 694 587 -107 -15.4
CA-607 Pasadena CoC 202 164 -38 -18.8
CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC 418 474 +56 +13.4
CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC 441 423 -18 -4.1
CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC 385 280 -105 -27.3
CA-612 Glendale CoC 67 49 -18 -26.9
CA-613 Imperial County CoC 105 44 -61 -58.1
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 282 301 +19 +6.7
  Total: 37,450 34,332 -3,118 -8.3

Table 2 provides the total number of unsheltered chronically homeless households in each California CoC for 2017 and 2018 and the difference in number and percent. Not all CoCs demonstrated a decrease in the total number of chronically homeless households in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count.

(Note: Not all CoCs conduct an unsheltered PIT count each year. HUD requires CoCs to conduct an unsheltered count every other year, which is odd number years. Thus, there is no difference noted in the table below for some CoCs. As noted above, HUD stated the following in the 2018 CoC NOFA “If a CoC did not conduct an unsheltered PIT in 2018, HUD will use the points awarded in the FY 2017 CoC Application for these criteria).”

Table 2. Total Number of Unsheltered Chronically Homeless Households by CoC between 2017 and 2018.

 

CoC #

 

CoC

 

2017

 

2018

 

Difference

        # %
CA-500 San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC 1,795 1,795 0 0.0
CA-501 San Francisco CoC 1,578 1,578 0 0.0
CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC 1,409 1,409 0 0.0
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 803 803 0 0.0
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 464 632 +168 +36.2
CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC 201 369 +168 +83.6
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 859 859 0 0.0
CA-507 Marin County CoC 292 292 0 0.0
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 523 523 0 0.0
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 59 53 -6 -10.2
CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC 118 133 +15 +12.7
CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC 124 124 0 0.0
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 203 203 0 0.0
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 231 274 +43 +18.6
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 643 482 -161 -25
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties 165 165 0 0.0
CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC 242 324 +82 +33.9
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 53 92 +39 +73.6
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 374 374 0 0.0
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 420 420 0 0.0
CA-520 Merced City & County CoC 119 130 -11 -9.2
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 147 147 0 0.0
CA-522 Humboldt County CoC 268 268 0 0.0
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC*** 34 93 +59 +173
CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC 76 76 0 0.0
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 211 211 0 0.0
CA-526 Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC 67 67 0 0.0
CA-527 Tehama County CoC 37 37 0 0.0
CA-529 Lake County CoC*** 176 78 -98 -55.7
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 31 64 +33 +106
CA-600 Los Angeles City & County CoC 15,578 12,422 -3,156 -20.0
CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC 1,787 1,400 -387 -21
CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC 609 609 0 0
CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC 100 100 0 0
CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC 166 98 -68 -40.9
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 546 546 0 0
CA-607 Pasadena CoC 155 90 -65 -41.9
CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC 341 387 +46 +13.5
CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC 427 379 -48 -11.2
CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC 284 229 -55 -19.4
CA-612 Glendale CoC 42 38 -4 -9.5
CA-613 Imperial County CoC 102 43 -59 -57.8
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 266 266 0 0
  Total: 32,125 28,682 -3,443 -10.7

Loss of Points Related to Increases in Total Number of Homeless Veterans

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition noted the following regarding ending veteran homelessness.

A maximum of 7 points was assigned to the following rating factor:

  • “Reduce the total number of homeless veterans in the CoC.
  • Show a reduction of at least 5 percent in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count.

OR

  • Have reduced veteran homelessness by at least 75 percent between FY 2011 and FY ”

Table 3 provides the total number of homeless veterans in each California CoC for 2017 and 2018 and the difference in number and percent. Not all CoCs showed a reduction of at least 5 percent in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count.

Table 3. A Comparison of Total Number of Homeless Veterans by CoC between 2017 and 2018.

 

CoC #

 

CoC

 

2017

 

2018

 

Difference

# %
CA-500 San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC 660 658 -2 -0.3
CA-501 San Francisco CoC 684 656 -28 -4.1
CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC 531 526 -5 -0.9
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 469 492 +23 +4.9
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 211 207 -4 -1.9
CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC 99 102 +3 +0.3
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 123 167 +44 +35.8
CA-507 Marin County CoC 94 89 -5 -5.3
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 236 245 +9 +3.8
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 34 12 -22 -64.7
CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC 100 87 -13 -13
CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC 109 96 -13 -11.9
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 105 100 -5 -4.8
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 45 46 +1 +2.2
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 211 211 0 0.0
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties 44 55 +11 +25
CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC 103 124 +21 +20.3
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 17 23 +6 +35.3
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 156 124 -32 -20.5
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 110 109 -1 -0.9
CA-520 Merced City & County CoC 17 13 +4 +23.5
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 28 22 +6 -21.4
CA-522 Humboldt County CoC 91 106 +15 +16.5
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC*** 12 18 +6 +50.0
CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC 47 28 -19 -40.4
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 97 82 -15 -15.5
CA-526 Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC 20 19 -1 -5.0
CA-527 Tehama County CoC 9 9 0 0
CA-529 Lake County CoC*** 23 12 -11 -47.8
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 13 6 -7 -53.8
CA-600 Los Angeles City & County CoC 2,541 2,909 +368 +14.5
CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC 706 1,372 +666 +94.3
CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC 598 687 +89 +14.9
CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC 166 213 +47 +28.3
CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC 378 90 -288 -76.2
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 521 380 -141 -27.1
CA-607 Pasadena CoC 45 48 +3 +6.7
CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC 277 181 -96 -34.6
CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC 161 170 +9 +5.6
CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC 80 62 -18 -22.5
CA-612 Glendale CoC 0 0 0 0
CA-613 Imperial County CoC 32 56 +24 +75
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 74 74 0 0
  Total: 10,421 11,241 +820 +7.7

Table 4 provides the total number of homeless veterans in each California CoC for 2011 and 2018 and the difference in number and percent. Just a couple of CoCs had a reduction in veteran homelessness by at least 75 percent between FY 2011 and FY 2018. A few others were close.

Table 4. A Comparison of Total Number of Homeless Veterans by CoC between 2011 and 2018.

 

CoC #

 

CoC

 

2011

 

2018

 

Difference

# %
CA-500 San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC 667 658 -9 -1.3
CA-501 San Francisco CoC 919 656 -263 -28.6
CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC 488 526 +38 +7.8
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 297 492 +195 +65.6
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 404 207 -197 -48.8
CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC 77 102 +25 +32.5
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 296 167 -129 -43.6
CA-507 Marin County CoC 68 89 +21 +30.9
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 276 245 -31 -11.2
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 92 12 -80 -86.9
CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC 73 87 +14 +19.2
CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC 112 96 -16 -14.3
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 324 100 -224 -69.1
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 36 46 +10 +27.8
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 619 211 -408 -65.9
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties 74 55 -19 -25.7
CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC 46 124 +78 +169
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 18 23 +5 +28.8
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 41 124 +83 +202
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 117 109 -8 -6.8
CA-520 Merced City & County CoC 43 13 -30 -69.8
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 50 22 -28 -56.0
CA-522 Humboldt County CoC 99 106 +7 +7.0
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC*** 28 18 -10 -35.7
CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC 26 28 +2 +7.7
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 26 82 +56 +215
CA-526 Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC 25 19 -6 -24.0
CA-527 Tehama County CoC 9
CA-529 Lake County CoC*** 12
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 6
CA-600 Los Angeles City & County CoC 6,281 2,909 -3,372 -53.7
CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC 1,649 1,372 -277 -16.8
CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC 856 687 -169 -19.7
CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC 158 213 +55 +34.8
CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC 173 90 -83 -48.0
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 658 380 -278 -42.2
CA-607 Pasadena CoC 89 48 -41 -46.1
CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC 890 181 709 79.7
CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC 246 170 -76 30.9
CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC 140 62 -78 -55.7
CA-612 Glendale CoC 39 0 -39 100
CA-613 Imperial County CoC 6 56 +50 +833
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 271 74 -197 -72.7
  Total: 16,797 13,590 -3,207 -19.1

Loss of Points Related to Increases in Total Number of Unsheltered Homeless Veterans 

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition also noted the following regarding ending veteran homelessness.

A maximum of 3 points was assigned to the following rating factor: 

  • Reduce the total number of unsheltered homeless veterans
  • Show a reduction of at least 5 percent in unsheltered veteran homelessness in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count. 

Table 5 provides the total number of unsheltered homeless veterans in each California CoC for 2017 and 2018 and the difference in number and percent. Not all CoCs showed a reduction of at least 5 percent in unsheltered veteran homelessness in the 2018 PIT count relative to the 2017 PIT count. 

(Note: Not all CoCs conduct an unsheltered PIT count each year. HUD requires CoCs to conduct an unsheltered count every other year, which is odd number years. Thus, there is no difference noted in the table below for some CoCs. As previously noted, HUD stated in the 2018 CoC NOFA regarding a decrease in unsheltered chronic homelessness, “If a CoC did not conduct an unsheltered PIT in 2018, HUD will use the points awarded in the FY 2017 CoC Application for these criteria.” This is likely true regarding a decrease in unsheltered homeless veterans even though it was not stated in the NOFA as it was for unsheltered chronic homeless households). 

Table 5. A Comparison of Total Number of Unsheltered Homeless Veterans by CoC between 2017 and 2018.

 

CoC #

 

CoC

 

2017

 

2018

 

Difference

        # %
CA-500 San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC 452 452 0 0.0
CA-501 San Francisco CoC 356 356 0 0.0
CA-502 Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC 378 378 0 0.0
CA-503 Sacramento City & County CoC 327 327 0 0.0
CA-504 Santa Rosa, Petaluma/Sonoma County CoC 145 144 -1 -0.7
CA-505 Richmond/Contra Costa County CoC 49 46 -3 -6.1
CA-506 Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC 56 56 0 0.0
CA-507 Marin County CoC 67 67 0 0.0
CA-508 Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County CoC 217 217 0 0.0
CA-509 Mendocino County CoC 13 6 -7 -53.8
CA-510 Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County CoC 58 42 -16 -27.6
CA-511 Stockton/San Joaquin County CoC 32 32 0 0.0
CA-512 Daly City/San Mateo County CoC 57 57 0 0.0
CA-513 Visalia/Kings, Tulare Counties CoC 30 40 +10 +30.3
CA-514 Fresno City & County/Madera County CoC 123 125 +2 +1.6
CA-515 Roseville, Rocklin/Placer, Nevada Counties 24 24 0 0.0
CA-516 Redding/Shasta County CoC 60 68 +8 +13.3
CA-517 Napa City & County CoC 9 10 +1 +11.1
CA-518 Vallejo/Solano County CoC 105 105 0 0.0
CA-519 Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC 80 80 0 0.0
CA-520 Merced City & County CoC 17 10 +7 +41.2
CA-521 Davis, Woodland/Yolo County CoC 18 18 0 0.0
CA-522 Humboldt County CoC 40 40 0 0.0
CA-523 Colusa, Glen, Trinity Counties CoC*** 12 16 +4 +33.3
CA-524 Yuba City/Sutter County CoC 27 27 0 0.0
CA-525 El Dorado County CoC 82 82 0 0.0
CA-526 Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC 10 10 0 0.0
CA-527 Tehama County CoC 1 1 0 0.0
CA-529 Lake County CoC*** 23 11 -12 -52.0
CA-530 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Counties CoC 13 6 -7 -53.8
CA-600 Los Angeles City & County CoC 2,541 2,909 +368 +14.5
CA-601 San Diego City and County CoC 706 1,372 +666 +94.3
CA-602 Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County CoC 598 687 +89 +14.9
CA-603 Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC 166 213 +47 +28.3
CA-604 Bakersfield/Kern County CoC 378 836 +458 +121
CA-606 Long Beach CoC 521 380 -141 -27.1
CA-607 Pasadena CoC 45 48 +3 +6.7
CA-608 Riverside City & County CoC 277 181 -96 -34.6
CA-609 San Bernardino City & County CoC 111 125 +14 +12.6
CA-611 Oxnard, San Buenaventura/ Ventura County CoC 424 617 +193 +45.5
CA-612 Glendale CoC 0 0 0 0
CA-613 Imperial County CoC 32 56 +24 +75
CA-614 San Luis Obispo County CoC 74 74 0 0
  Total: 10,361 11,999 +1,638 +15.8

 

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2 Comments

  1. Gabriela Salazar on March 29, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Table 1. Total Number of Chronically Homeless Households by CoC between 2017 and 2018 seems to have the incorrect representation of data for the CA-514 CoC. The table reads that in 2017 the total of number of chronically homeless households was 692, then in 2018 that number decreased to a total of 524 chronically homeless households, yet the difference is represented as an increase by the +168 and the +24.3% difference. This is incorrect. Based on the data provided, the year difference is at -168 and a percentage decrease of -24.3%.

    • Joe Colletti, PhD on March 29, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      The correction was made. Thank you.

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