EveryOne Counts!

Locally known as EveryOne Counts!, the Point-In-Time Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness records the number of people staying in shelters and transitional housing on a given night in late January each year and estimates the number of people who are unsheltered, living outdoors on that same night every two years. Conducting a Count is a requirement of receiving federal homeless assistance funds. Most importantly, it gives our community useful and critical data for strategic, program, and policy and fiscal planning.

On January 30th, 2019 we conducted the Point-In-Time Count with the help of nearly 500 volunteers, over 100 homeless guides and many others.

May 2019 Release of Homeless Count Numbers

For additional questions about this data contact Julie Leadbetter at jleadbetter@everyonehome.org.

The sheltered portion of the count is extracted from data in the County’s Homeless Management Information System, called InHOUSE, operated by the Alameda County Department of Housing and Community Development. InHOUSE includes data on all persons who occupied a shelter or transitional housing bed on the night of the count.  Starting in 2017, the Alameda County unsheltered homeless count will use a street blitz methodology. Learn more about the methodology here.