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. Click the button below to download the 2019 Homeless Count report. 

2019 Alameda County Homeless Count Report

Click here for the 2019 EveryOne Counts! Infographic

For additional questions about this report, please contact Elaine de Coligny at edecoligny@everyonehome.org

Four cities in Alameda County had the opportunity to learn more about their homeless populations.  See below for their reports.  

  • City of Berkeley
  • City of Oakland (coming soon)
  • City of Hayward (coming soon)
  • City of Fremont (coming soon)

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.

Coverage of 2019 Point-in-Time Count:

SF Chronicle: Letter to the Editor: Look to the real cause of homelessness
KQED: Elaine de Coligny, Executive Director if EveryOne Home discusses the point-in-time data and why it matters.
KQED: Oakland homelessness increases 47% in two years
KTVU: Latest numbers show homelessness up 47% in Alameda County
KPIX: Report: Oakland is home to over half of Alameda County’s rising homeless population
The Mercury News: Oakland’s homeless population grows 47 percent in 2 years
KTVU: Latest numbers show homelessness up 47% in Alameda County
Mercury News: ‘It’s definitely not getting better:’Homelessness up 43 percent in Alameda County
KQED: Mayor Homeless Spikes Reported in San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties
KTUV: Volunteers fan out to count homeless in Alameda County 
SF Chronicle: Counting homeless people in Oakland 
The Mercury News: Volunteers take stock of Bay Area’s crisis in biennial homeless count
Coverage of  2017 Point-in-Time Count:
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