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. The 2017 unsheltered Point-In-Time fieldwork was conducted the night of January 30, 2017.
Without help from our volunteers and homeless guides, we would not have been able to conduct the Point In Time Count. Getting up at daybreak to walk the streets in the dark and chilly morning did not squelch the enthusiasm and excitement we felt from our volunteers and guides to make a difference in Alameda County. We hope that you were able to gain a better perspective of the homeless crisis in the county and that we can continue to count on your support in the work to end homelessness.
Below is a link to the photos from the day of the Count. See if you can find your team photo!
Check out the media articles on Alameda County’s Homeless Persons Point-in-Time Count Data Release:
ABC7News: Countywide survey finds record number of homeless living in Alameda County
KTVU: Count Indicates Alameda County homelessness increased 40% in 2 Years
KTVU: Oakland Homeless Count: Analysis
SFGATE: Survey finds surge in homelessness in Oakland, Alameda County
EastBayExpress: New Data Shows Significant Rise in Homelessness in Alameda County
KQED:Alameda County’s Homeless Count Shows Much Higher Numbers than Previous Thought
TheDailyCalifornian: Berkeley’s Homeless Population Nears 1,000 During “Homeless Shelter Crisis”
East Bay Times: Survey Confirms Oakland Homeless Crisis Growing Worse