Enter the CoC number for which you are completing the survey.
Enter the CoC name for which you are completing the survey.
Chico, Paradise, Butte County CoC
Enter the organization within the CoC that you represent.
Community Action 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?
Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Families but this program is NOT funded from the HUD CoC funding application.
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?
Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Services
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?
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?)
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.
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.
With limited resources and increasing HUD expectations of CoC's it was necessary to prioritize fulfillment of HUD expectations for policy or grant monitoring implementation.
What would cause your CoC to conduct an unsheltered PIT count in the years not required by HUD?
Additional funding resources.
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?
Service Clubs, Churches, Local Government (Code Enforcement), University students
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.
Our methodology was improved (more and better trained volunteers covering more areas) did better job of counting existing homeless persons.
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—Does not perform due to lack of resources
Funding gap analysis—Does not perform due to lack of resources
Service gap analysis—Does not perform due to lack of resources
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
NA The instruction said to leave the row blank if not applicable
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?
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?
We've lacked resources. Existing resources have gone towards completion of annual funding applications and completion of PIT surveys.
What grant-seeking or fundraising activities does your CoC engage in?
We engage the County and local cities for funding support.
Are there any strategies or unique actions your agency takes that have strengthened your CoC?
Early on we used special grant funding to publish a 10-Year Strategy (not Plan) to End Homelessness. We've created structure in business meetings to inspire confidence that issues will be addressed. We've revised our Governance Charter to increase local elected official participation on the decision-making Council body.
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.
www.buttehomelesscoc.com is the page of the local Housing Authority that houses CoC-related information and materials.
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.
Concern 1 - State adoption of Housing First philosophy as the ONLY approach approved for use of any State funding appropriated for homeless programming is severely and unreasonably restrictive and without basis except for limited and questionable HUD research. Concern 2 - State adoption of Rapid Rehousing as a priority program (e.g. Emergency Solutions Grant Program, Housing Service Program etc) unreasonably restricts local initiative and innovation without merit due to severe constraints on available and affordable local housing stock.