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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 —
Tuolomne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties 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.

    Tuolomne, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa Counties CoC

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

    Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency ATCAA

  4. What type of organization do you represent?.

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


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

    Emergency Shelter CDBG Homeless Prevention PSH RR Transitional Housing

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


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

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


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

    HCD Mandate

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

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

    Increased Volunteers, Coordinated trainings w local service providers to capture data. PIT count varies due to lack of staff in certain counties each year.

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

    Still having difficulty finding volunteers throughout entire CoC. Counties without vested interest or CoC or ESG mandated funding do not participate. Surrounding counties must cover their areas and this is difficult without county incentive funds for fuel and time. Congregations safe their fuel vouchers for dedicated enumerates in Jan to travel for the PIT.

  16. 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.

    Tuolumne County recently conducted a Summer PIT count as local businesses and law enforcement complained about the rise in homelessness both visually and otherwise. The summer PIT was well funded w county funds and employed many with stipend dollars. The results were 3 times higher than the JAN PIT count. Dedicated funds in rural areas to secure a accurate PIT count should be reliable each year.

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


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

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

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


    fuel donations from Congregations

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

  22. How many people did your CoC require to conduct its 2017 PIT count? (Staff, volunteers, and others)


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


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

  25. 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.

    In 2015 the ramifications of the BUTTE FIRE in Calaveras County brought the unsheltered PIT much higher and PIT enumerates were very helpful. Each year the unsheltered PIT in our rural region is difficult to maintain momentum and dedication. Certain agencies carry all of the burden of work to capture the data. Dedicated county funds would change the participation rates if others were mandated to assist.

  26. Has your CoC reallocated funding in the past?

    We will need to reallocate a PSH project in Mariposa as the project has not draw down funds do to lack of housing supply. Mariposa has suffered ramifications of the DETWILER FIRE and loss of many structures. The CoC will vote and move those funds to another county in our CoC to not lose the funding, keep the 6 PSH units and prioritize through CES.

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

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

    Housing gap analysis—Annually using HIC

    Funding gap analysis—Not as of yet

    Service gap analysis—Not as of yet

    Other (please specify)—

  29. 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)

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

    CoC rapid rehousing programs collaborate to prioritize with Cal Works Housing support to RR families w children. Also all ESG and CoC funds collaborate w Behavior health to wrap around supportive services and funds to singles w serve BH issues.

  31. 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)?

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


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


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

    3 year reviews

  35. How has your strategic plan benefited your CoC?

    Coordinated efforts to end Homelessness, sharing of client assistance, leverage of funds, increased service providers collaborative efforts and CoC attendance

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

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

    ESG HUD CoC No dedicated staff to fundraise

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

    CA-526 has used a dedicated assessment tool and coordinated entry for 4 years. All ESG and CoC funded program providers use a conference call weekly to prioritized and share housing data. With limited resources in the foothill region it remains imperative to not duplicate services, collaborate w all housing providers including HHS and BH.

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

    no info at this time to send

  40. 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.

    Emergency shelter funds continue to be a priority in the foothills due to the lack of available and affordable housing units. HCD ESG continues to prioritize Rapid Re Housing for funding. Communities should be able to apply or compete competitively for funds that fill the gaps of housing crisis in their communities. CA-526 currently operates 2 Emergency Shelters for the general homeless population in 2 of the 4 counties. Both remain full 98 % utilization rates, and referrals from the adjacent counties through CES is not possible for most clients. Many are turned away or must stay outside or in vehicles as our shelters and motels remain full. Also, Making sure all CoC'S have reliable funding for leadership is also key to maintaining a truly high functioning collaborative.

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