Enter the CoC number for which you are completing the survey.
Enter the CoC name for which you are completing the survey.
Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma County CoC
Enter the organization within the CoC that you represent.
Sonoma County Community Development Commission
What type of organization do you represent?.
How many staff (full-time equivalents) does your organization employ?
Does your organization provide homeless services directly for clients?
Section 8 - Housing Authority is under the umbrella of my organization. Also, note that the 45 staff reflects the entire organization. Only 2 staff are employed for the CoC.
Are you a direct recipient on your CoC's HUD application?
Approximately what percentage of the funding your organization administers is from HUD for the CoC program?
If not your organization, is there another organization in your CoC that administers the majority of homeless services funding?
Does your CoC conduct an unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) count annually? (Including those years not required by HUD)
In which year did your CoC begin conducting an annual unsheltered PIT count?
Why did your CoC decide to conduct an annual unsheltered PIT count?
Better and more consistent data
What funding sources do you use to conduct the annual unsheltered PIT count? (Check all that apply.)
How did your CoC facilitate the annual unsheltered PIT count?
(For example, did you increase the number of volunteers, or find additional funding?)
We utilize volunteers and paid guides who are experiencing homelessness
Did your organization have any challenges in implementing an annual unsheltered PIT count?
Large geography-increased number of guides and volunteers.
How has conducting an annual unsheltered PIT count affected your CoC's operations and/or outcomes? If you have any data or analyses, please share specific metrics.
Increased funding due to better documentation of homelessness
Why does your CoC not conduct an annual unsheltered PIT count? (Check * all that apply)
Please elaborate on the reasons why your CoC does not conduct an annual unsheltered PIT count.
What would cause your CoC to conduct an unsheltered PIT count in the years not required by HUD?
What sources does your organization use to fund the HUD-required PIT count of unsheltered homeless? (Check all that apply)
How much did your CoC's 2017 PIT count cost?
How many people did your CoC require to conduct its 2017 PIT count? (Staff, volunteers, and others)
How many of those identified in Question 22 were volunteers?
Does your CoC recruit volunteers for its unsheltered PIT count from organizations outside the homeless services community?
Faith based community, local business, private citizens, etc.
Please share your perspective on the reasons your CoC's unsheltered homeless population in 2017 did or did not change from that in its previous unsheltered PIT count.
Decreased slightly due to increased rapid re-housing capacity.
Has your CoC reallocated funding in the past?
How often does your CoC reevaluate final priority rankings for the HUD CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), based on HUD priorities?
How often does your CoC perform the following gap analyses?
Housing gap analysis—Every few years
Funding gap analysis—Every year
Service gap analysis—Every year
Other (please specify)—
In what year did your CoC perform each of the following for the first time, or leave the row blank if it is not applicable.
Housing gap analysis
Funding gap analysis
Service gap analysis
Other (as you identified in question 27)
Does your CoC employ specific strategies for identifying alternative funding for programs that are reallocated or do not receive HUD funding?
Alternative funding through county and or city
Does your CoC have a strategic plan that integrates other publicly-funded programs that provide services, housing, and income supports to poor persons whether they are homeless or not (mainstream benefits and services)?
Please provide a web address to your CoC's most recent strategic plan or email it as an attachment to CoCSurvey@auditor.ca.gov.
When did your CoC complete its first strategic plan?
How often does your CoC update its strategic plan?
Updated in 2014 with an additional plan in 2015
How has your strategic plan benefited your CoC?
Better focused priorities and aligned with System Performance Measures
Why has your CoC not developed a strategic plan?
What grant-seeking or fundraising activities does your CoC engage in?
External grantwriter was utilized for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. The CoC Coordinator writes grants for CoC.
Are there any strategies or unique actions your agency takes that have strengthened your CoC?
Utilization of SOAR methodology, creation of performance dashboard
Please provide any information about these strategies or actions.
Feel free to provide web addresses to any reports or email them as attachments to CoCSurvey@auditor.ca.gov.
If you have any additional perspective or concerns, please provide this information in the space below.
For example, if you would like to share additional information regarding homelessness, services, or funding.