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Homelessness in California
State Government and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Need to Strengthen Their Efforts to Address Homelessness

Report Number: 2017-112

Response to the Survey From —
Yuba City and County, Sutter County CoC


HUD provides two lists of California Continuum of Care (CoC) key contacts: one for Northern California and one for Southern California.
You can find these lists at
  1. Enter the CoC number for which you are completing the survey.

  2. Enter the CoC name for which you are completing the survey.

    Yuba City and County, Sutter County CoC

  3. Enter the organization within the CoC that you represent.

    Sutter County Superintendent of Schools

  4. What type of organization do you represent?.

  5. County LEA

  6. How many staff (full-time equivalents) does your organization employ?


  7. Does your organization provide homeless services directly for clients?

  8. Are you a direct recipient on your CoC's HUD application?
  9. Approximately what percentage of the funding your organization administers is from HUD for the CoC program?


  10. If not your organization, is there another organization in your CoC that administers the majority of homeless services funding?

    Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium

  11. Does your CoC conduct an unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) count annually? (Including those years not required by HUD)
  12. In which year did your CoC begin conducting an annual unsheltered PIT count?


  13. Why did your CoC decide to conduct an annual unsheltered PIT count?

    HUD requirement

  14. What funding sources do you use to conduct the annual unsheltered PIT count? (Check all that apply.)

  15. How did your CoC facilitate the annual unsheltered PIT count?
    (For example, did you increase the number of volunteers, or find additional funding?)

    It is organized through the Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium, which is a non profit group

  16. Did your organization have any challenges in implementing an annual unsheltered PIT count?

    Over the years, the changes in the survey questions and trained staff to conduct the surveys.

  17. 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.

    We utilize HMIS to compare the paper pencil surveys completed, which the data is entered into an excel spreadsheet.

  18. Why does your CoC not conduct an annual unsheltered PIT count? (Check * all that apply)


  19. Please elaborate on the reasons why your CoC does not conduct an annual unsheltered PIT count.

  20. What would cause your CoC to conduct an unsheltered PIT count in the years not required by HUD?

  21. What sources does your organization use to fund the HUD-required PIT count of unsheltered homeless? (Check all that apply)


  22. How much did your CoC's 2017 PIT count cost?

    We do not have an actual cost and it has not been requested.
  23. How many people did your CoC require to conduct its 2017 PIT count? (Staff, volunteers, and others)


  24. How many of those identified in Question 22 were volunteers?


  25. Does your CoC recruit volunteers for its unsheltered PIT count from organizations outside the homeless services community?

    Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium network membership

  26. 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.

    The PIT counts has changed because our survey questions are much more specific and trained staff.

  27. Has your CoC reallocated funding in the past?

  28. How often does your CoC reevaluate final priority rankings for the HUD CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), based on HUD priorities?

  29. How often does your CoC perform the following gap analyses?

    Housing gap analysis—Asset Mapping, strategtic planning and establish priorities.

    Funding gap analysis—Asset Mapping, strategtic planning and establish priorities.

    Service gap analysis—Asset Mapping, strategtic planning and establish priorities.

    Other (please specify)—

  30. 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)

  31. Does your CoC employ specific strategies for identifying alternative funding for programs that are reallocated or do not receive HUD funding?

    Identify potential grants or funders and submit application.

  32. 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)?

  33. Please provide a web address to your CoC's most recent strategic plan or email it as an attachment to

  34. When did your CoC complete its first strategic plan?

  35. How often does your CoC update its strategic plan?

  36. How has your strategic plan benefited your CoC?

  37. Why has your CoC not developed a strategic plan?

    We are in the process of finalizing our plan.

  38. What grant-seeking or fundraising activities does your CoC engage in?

    We have a Sustainability Committee and the SYHC board is very active, and we are working with our local EDC.

  39. Are there any strategies or unique actions your agency takes that have strengthened your CoC?

    We focus on our strategies on a regional basis and are in the process of establishing 2 Coordinated Entry locations.

  40. Please provide any information about these strategies or actions.
    Feel free to provide web addresses to any reports or email them as attachments to

    Thank you

  41. 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.

    Yes, as a school official who works with our community and schools. We need additional funding for our schools and how does the State of California coordinate all of its state programs. It would be a great example if this could occur at the state-level and filter-down into our local levels. We struggle with affordable housing, competitive paying jobs and as these areas are not improving then we continue to have families living in poverty and children being homeless, as like to mental health, veterans and domestic violence victims to be marginalized and institutionalized social poverty will continue.

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