The Homeless Count
This month, the Human Services Agency and homeless service providers participated in a nation-wide Homeless One Day Count to capture a snapshot of the number of homeless people and families in San Mateo County. Counting people in shelters, vehicles, encampments and on the street, gives us a deeper view into the scale and scope of homelessness in San Mateo County, which in turn helps us allocate the right amount of resources and interventions to address the challenge. Local counts are submitted and processed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with nationwide numbers to be released in May 2017. Read more here.