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Data and Evaluation

The Continuum of Care analyzes program utilization data as well as outcome data to understand demographics of the homeless community, the need for homeless programming, and the collective impact the CoC has on meeting it's goal to prevent and end homelessness.

Homeless Demographics

Latest Report

This report highlights the demographic profile of homeless adults, youth, and families being served in Contra Costa County's Homeless Continuum of Care. This report is prepared by the HMIS* Policy Group under the direction of the Contra Costa Inter-jurisdictional Council on Homelessness (Council on Homelessness). The information for this report is compiled every 6 months. A list of agencies contributing data to this report is available on page7.


Program Outcomes by Program Type

Latest Report

The purpose of this report is to highlight some of the outcomes of various program types that provide services to homeless adults, youth, and families in Contra Costa County's Homeless Continuum of Care. This report is prepared by the HMIS* Policy Group under the direction of the Contra Costa Inter-jurisdictional Council on Homelessness (Council on Homelessness). A list of participating agencies can be found on page 5 of this report. The information for this report is compiled every 6 months.


Point-In-Time Homeless Count

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The purpose of the Point-in-Time Count (PIT) is to measure homelessness over the course of one night, every January. Although the PIT doesn't tell us everything about our community's needs, it does provide valuable information as to the scope of homelessness, particularly around the number of unsheltered people on the streets and the progress being made to end homelessness. It is also used by local agencies to help plan services and programs appropriately, address strengths and gaps, increase public awareness, and attract resources to help end homelessness.


Other Reports

  • Shelter Plus Care Consumer Satisfaction Results 2014
    The purpose of this survey was to generate feedback from consumers in the Shelter Plus Care program.
  • Primary and behavioral healthcare cost to homeless consumers in FY 13-14
    The high cost of homelessness on public resources is well documented. Individuals lacking permanent housing tend to disproportionately utilize emergency medical services, have more frequent contacts with law enforcement, and have poorer health outcomes than those who have a home. The purpose of this multi-phase study is to determine the cost of homelessness on public resources in Contra Costa County. Attached are the results of Phase 2 of the study - .

Useful Links for Partner Agencies

* The Contra Costa Homeless Continuum of Care utilizes a web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) which helps gives our collaboration of homeless agencies a better way to collect data, coordinate care, and manage operations. The HMIS can be used to produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons, understand patterns of service use, and measure the effectiveness of homeless programs in Contra Costa County. If your program serves homeless individuals or families and you would like to become an HMIS partner agency, please contact homelessprogram@hsd.cccounty.us

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