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WWW. APPLIEDSURVEYRESEARCH. ORG 55 Brennan St. Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 728-1356 991 W. Hedding St., Suite 102 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 247-8319 WWW. OCGOV. COM 1770 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 480-2744 WWW. OCPARTNERSHIP. NET One Hope Dr. Tustin, CA 92782 (714) 288-4007 The 2011 Orange County Homeless Census and Survey Orange County Community Services, Orange County Healthcare Agency, OC Partnership & Applied Survey Research November 15, 2010
A GENDA Introduction to ASR Purpose of this Research Homeless Study Components Project Methodology What will be Measured Critical Next Steps Data Release and Report Production 2
W HO W E A RE Applied Survey Research – A 30-year-old non-profit social research firm headquartered in Santa Cruz County – ASR has conducted homeless research in Orange, Atlanta, San Bernardino, Riverside, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Sonoma, Mendocino, Clark (NV), and Los Angeles Counties 3
P URPOSE OF THIS R ESEARCH Generate data to respond to the HUD NOFA application Generate valid, accurate, qualitative and quantitative data regarding homeless for better service planning and delivery Gain better understanding of issues and needs of the Orange homeless community Help retain or increase Orange County’s $13.2 million share of competitive federal funding for homeless services 4
H OMELESS S TUDY D ATA C OMPONENTS 5 Street Census Shelter/Institution Census Street Census + Shelter Census = PIT total Survey – Data from the survey will be projected to the final population data Shelter Inventory List Needs Assessment (GAP Analysis)
M ETHODOLOGY 6 Homeless Enumeration – Teams of homeless individuals, service providers, and researchers canvas each jurisdiction to count homeless – Street count conducted in the early morning hours to prevent co-mingling (duplication) of street and sheltered homeless – January 22, 2011 – Head counts taken at every homeless shelter, transitional housing facility, hospital, jail, etc.
M ETHODOLOGY 7 Participatory Approach – Homeless individuals and service providers involved in every aspect of data collection Incentives Provided to all Homeless Workers – Interviewers receive $5 per survey – Census workers receive $10 for training and $10 per hour – Survey respondents receive phone cards as participation incentives
M ETHODOLOGY 8 Homeless Surveys – ~750 interviews will be conducted by homeless individuals and service providers – Survey will be stratified by shelter and street estimates AND by geographical area. Findings weighted to actual results. – Duplication is prevented by obtaining respondents’ initials and date of birth and other data cleaning.
9 Focus on Prevention Focus on Subpopulations – Families – Unaccompanied homeless youth (24 & under) – HIV/AIDS – Veterans – Chronically homeless – Precariously housed – Pending eviction – Vehicularly housed I MPROVEMENTS IN 2011
More experienced volunteers and guides Greater knowledge of hot spots Better recruitment of volunteers and guides Targeted efforts for sub-populations Improved Deployment Sites Pre-deployments for designated areas Use of a more accurate HIC data HMIS better and more widely used Greater knowledge of process and results by OC Better sampling of shelters thru greater participation Better weather! 10 PIT C OUNT L OGISTICS I MPROVEMENTS – 2011
2009 D EPLOYMENT S ITES 11 OC Partnership, Orange Church of Christ, Anaheim MHA Drop-off, Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club, Cypress South County Outreach, Lake Forest
W HAT WILL BE M EASURED Homeless Survey – Provides the necessary information for HUD – Quota sample – non-random – Peer interviewers on the street – Provider interviewers in shelter settings Survey Improvements – Align with HMIS data elements – Recession oriented questions – New areas of interest: Computer and cell phone usage Precariously housed Employment ? 18
K EY N EXT S TEPS 20 Task Area Hot Spot Identification Facility usage Homeless Worker Referral Homeless Surveying Council Contribution We need experts (homeless and provider) to identify homeless hot spots on a map for our sample selection in the next 4 weeks Use of facilities as deployment sites on 1.22.11 (near shelters, strategic) 150 workers need to be recruited. How many workers can you recruit and commit to quality participation? We need a number of coordinators willing to stock survey supplies and manage the distribution of surveyors to the homeless interviewers and review the returned surveys for quality assurance.
D ATA R ELEASE AND R EPORT P RODUCTION 21 Census and Survey data will be released ASAP for the NOFA application Report scheduled for release after the NOFA is completed
55 Brennan St. Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 728-1356 www.appliedsurveyresearch.org 991 W. Hedding St., Suite 102 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 247-8319 WWW. APPLIEDSURVEYRESEARCH. ORG 55 Brennan St. Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 728-1356 991 W. Hedding St., Suite 102 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 247-8319 WWW. OCGOV. COM 1770 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 480-2744 WWW. OCPARTNERSHIP. NET One Hope Dr. Tustin, CA 92782 (714) 288-4007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pointintimeoc.org 22 Everyone Counts. Help us keep over $13.2 million in homeless services funding here in Orange County. Volunteer for the 2011 Point in Time Count and Survey. January 22 nd, 2011