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Five Takeaways from the Butte County Point-in-Time Count

The Community Report of the 2022 Point-in-Time Count by the Butte Countywide Homeless Continuum of Care was released during a regular meeting on Monday.

Sherry Morgado is the community development manager for Housing Tools – the company contracted by the county to complete the report.

Morgado said the community report aims to inform the public at large, best practices for service providers, and the continuity of care to best use their funding.

“It’s really to help the community better understand homelessness. It’s a snapshot in time, and it certainly has its limits… but it’s what really happens around homelessness in Butte County. who is experiencing homelessness; what it looks like in each community,” Morgado said.

The Community Report describes data collected from a survey of people experiencing homelessness in a single day on January 25, 2022 and is available for viewing at https://www.buttehomelesscoc.com/.

Here are five key pieces from the community report released Monday afternoon.

survey factor

Morgado said the point-in-time count is expected to be less than the total number of people experiencing homelessness in Butte County.

“It’s always fair to assume that as with any study it underestimates people experiencing homelessness. … There are so many factors you can’t control – it’s impossible to find them all. Feeling homeless that day,” Morgado said.

The report noted that a spike of omicron types just before the study caused many volunteers and staff to become ill: Of the 233 people registered, 124 were able to show up on the day of the survey, resulting in individuals experiencing homelessness. number decreased.

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