Enter the CoC number for which you are completing the survey.
Enter the CoC name for which you are completing the survey.
Mendocino County CoC
Enter the organization within the CoC that you represent.
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency
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?
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?
Community Development Commission
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?
to better understand the needs of the community.
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?)
training, site and volunteer recruitment and coordination
Did your organization have any challenges in implementing an annual unsheltered PIT count?
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.
Conducting the count has drawn awareness to the existence of the CoC, its concerns, mission and value in the community.
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, service clubs
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.
there was a slight increase which we believe was largely due to the large amount of rain that swelled the rivers and creeks driving folks up out of the flooded areas into more visible ones.
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—
Funding gap analysis—
Service gap analysis—
Other (please specify)— analysis has been frequent, but incomplete-we are currently involved in a deep assessment to establish a current baseline
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)
2009 ish when the original unsheltered counts began
Does your CoC employ specific strategies for identifying alternative funding for programs that are reallocated or do not receive HUD funding?
Due to a recent change in leadership, our CoC has been provided the support to become a more visible and vocal entity in the community. Along with this shift has come the ability to more actively collaborate and take action to increase funding diversity. We have not yet received the fiscal benefits, but hope to in years to come.
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?
How has your strategic plan benefited your CoC?
Why has your CoC not developed a strategic plan?
Again, the lack of high level leadership support for the COC activities has limited the scope to only those absolutely necessary to continue to fund necessary programs.
What grant-seeking or fundraising activities does your CoC engage in?
Our COC has not engaged in any fundraising activities, but is beginning to work with partner entities to collaborate on grants and assist in recommending strategic use of available funds.
Are there any strategies or unique actions your agency takes that have strengthened your CoC?
Change in leadership at the County level. Change in leadership of the COC, emphasis on strategic plan with committee activities driving that plan.
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.
we are currently scheduling a facilitated strategic planning process from which county-wide mission, vision and long term goals will be established. These recommendations will be presented to the COC with the request that committees prepare information to share about activities falling in their purview that support the overall plan.
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.
It is extremely difficult for small communities to sustain the required activities that are not supported by dedicated funding.