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1 Annual Update on the Homeless Continuum of Care
Presentation to the Family and Human Services Committee Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors May 12, 2014

2 Data Tells the Story The Community CoC programs Age Race/ethnicity
Families or individuals Disabling conditions Chronic homeless Income sources Veteran status Types of programs Types of treatments Program outcomes/impacts Populations served by CoC partners As always, there are some caveats to the data. Contact Homeless Program for any follow-up questions.

3 Data Sources Homeless Services uses two data sources…..
HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) All CoC programs enter data into HMIS Demographic data Services provided Outcomes Point in Time Counts Annual canvas to count homeless living outside or in temporary living situations like shelter or transitional housing

4 Population Served Fiscal year 2012-2013
8,252 individual consumers (representing 7,791 households) received homeless services within the CoC 30% were newly homeless 61% were chronically homeless 27% were households with at least one dependent child

5 Population Served *Age
Almost 40% were youth or young adults up to age 24

6 Population Served *Total Served

7 Population Served *Disabling Condition
58% of adults reported a disability

8 Contra Costa County Continuum of Care Demographics Trends over Time HMIS Data Analysis FY 2008-2013

9 Point in Time Count 2013 3,798 total homeless tallied 2,448 sheltered
1,350 unsheltered Additional shelter and housing capacity needed to meet current need 187 Emergency Shelter beds 31 Transitional Housing beds 924 Permanent Housing beds  Canvas across County to count all homeless individuals in: Shelters, transitional housing Encampments, alleys, vehicles, etc. Conducted January 30, 2013

10 Notable Findings Point-in-Time Homeless Count January 2005 -2013
8% decrease in individuals and families living outside since 2005 Migration of encampments to East County since 2009 Every two years since 2005, ~100 volunteers, HOPE and MTZ outreach teams spread out within Contra Costa to conduct a PIT count of the homeless within a 2 hrs period. Overall – there was a 11% increase from the previous count. Outside numbers reflect a 20% decrease in persons living outside from 2009 counts. The majority of those living outside are still living in encampments Shelter numbers increased accounting for the overall increased homeless numbers The 12% increase may be attributed to a few things… WCCUSD joined our HMIS FY and are now capturing children never captured before. HPRP rapid rehousing programs were added to the HMIS There was some increase in capacity in some programs (cold weather efforts)

11 PIT trends

12 What We Know Diverse community; not reflecting regional demographics Many youth; more Transitional Age Youth served over time Mental health and substance use are prevalent Number of newly homeless decreasing over time Migration of encampments from west to east county Still a shortage of shelter beds and permanent housing The only solutions to ending homelessness are prevention and permanent housing!


14 Progress towards ending homelessness Key Findings from the Continuum-wide Outcomes Report July 2012 – June 2013 52% of persons exiting Emergency Shelter moved to transitional or permanent housing. 78% of persons leaving Transitional Housing exited to permanent housing. 98% of persons living in Permanent Supportive Housing have retained their housing for 1 year or more. 60% of persons exiting shelters, transitional housing, and support service programs had some type of cash income at exit.

15 Need to Contact Us? Lavonna Martin, MPH, MPA Acting Director, Homeless Program Dana Ewing, MPH Planner/Evaluator

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