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Media Advisory

Annual Count of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled Jan. 28-29


Tuesday, January 19, 2016



Archived. This is an older press release from 2016 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2017 items.


Note to Editors: Media can accompany county staff during the field count at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 28. The meeting location will be in Concord. Please call 925-383-8845 in advance to attend.

WHAT

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will conduct its annual count of homeless county residents at the end of January. CCHS's Homeless Program, its community partners and volunteers will document both sheltered and unsheltered people in the area who need permanent housing.

WHEN:

The count will be held over two days, January 28 and 29.

WHERE:

Contra Costa residents who are experiencing homelessness will be surveyed at many locations across the county.

WHY:

Data from this effort help government, service providers and community advocates develop effective responses to the challenges facing local people who are experiencing homelessness. The information is also a required part of the county's requests for federal and state funding for homeless services.

For more information about the count and homeless services in the county, visit cchealth.org/homeless.

Data gathered during this year's count will not be available for several weeks.

During the 2015 count, 3,715 people were identified as homeless in Contra Costa County.

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Contact
  • Karl Fischer, 925-383-8845