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, local law enforcement and city staff, mobile and special outreach teams, partnering nonprofit agencies, and many others. Thank you for the support Alameda County! All of this is no easy accomplishment, considering 2019 is the largest Homeless Count recruiting and training effort that Alameda County has undertaken to date.
Take a look at the media coverage on the Point-In-Time Count below:
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
- 2017 Alameda County Executive Summary, State of Homelessness, and Homeless Count Report
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