Presentation on theme: "Annual Update on the Homeless Continuum of Care"— Presentation transcript:
1Annual Update on the Homeless Continuum of Care Presentation to the Family and Human Services CommitteeContra Costa County Board of SupervisorsMay 12, 2014
2Data Tells the Story The Community CoC programs Age Race/ethnicity Families or individualsDisabling conditionsChronic homelessIncome sourcesVeteran statusTypes of programsTypes of treatmentsProgram outcomes/impactsPopulations served by CoC partnersAs always, there are some caveats to the data. Contact Homeless Program for any follow-up questions.
3Data Sources Homeless Services uses two data sources….. HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)All CoC programs enter data into HMISDemographic dataServices providedOutcomesPoint in Time CountsAnnual canvas to count homeless living outside or in temporary living situations like shelter or transitional housing
4Population Served Fiscal year 2012-2013 8,252 individual consumers (representing 7,791 households) received homeless services within the CoC30% were newly homeless61% were chronically homeless27% were households with at least one dependent child
5Population Served *Age Almost 40% were youth or young adults up to age 24
7Population Served *Disabling Condition 58% of adults reported a disability
8Contra Costa County Continuum of Care Demographics Trends over Time HMIS Data Analysis FY 2008-2013
9Point in Time Count 2013 3,798 total homeless tallied 2,448 sheltered 1,350 unshelteredAdditional shelter and housing capacity needed to meet current need187 Emergency Shelter beds31 Transitional Housing beds924 Permanent Housing beds Canvas across County to count all homeless individuals in:Shelters, transitional housingEncampments, alleys, vehicles, etc.Conducted January 30, 2013
10Notable Findings Point-in-Time Homeless Count January 2005 -2013 8% decrease in individuals and families living outside since 2005Migration of encampments to East County since 2009Every 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 encampmentsShelter numbers increased accounting for the overall increased homeless numbersThe 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 HMISThere was some increase in capacity in some programs (cold weather efforts)
12What We KnowDiverse community; not reflecting regional demographicsMany youth; more Transitional Age Youth served over timeMental health and substance use are prevalentNumber of newly homeless decreasing over timeMigration of encampments from west to east countyStill a shortage of shelter beds and permanent housingThe only solutions to ending homelessness are prevention and permanent housing!
14Progress towards ending homelessness Key Findings from the Continuum-wide Outcomes Report July 2012 – June 201352% 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.
15Need to Contact Us?Lavonna Martin, MPH, MPA Acting Director, Homeless Program Dana Ewing, MPH Planner/Evaluator