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

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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 CommunityCoC 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 ,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

9 Point in Time Count ,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: 1.Shelters, transitional housing 2.Encampments, alleys, vehicles, etc. Conducted January 30, 2013

10  8% decrease in individuals and families living outside since 2005  Migration of encampments to East County since 2009 Notable Findings Point-in-Time Homeless Count January

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 !

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14 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. Progress towards ending homelessness Key Findings from the Continuum-wide Outcomes Report July 2012 – June 2013

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


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