Enter the CoC number for which you are completing the survey.
Enter the CoC name for which you are completing the survey.
San Bernardino City and County CoC
Enter the organization within the CoC that you represent.
County of San Bernardino, Office of Homeless Services
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?
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?
Per HUD recommendations and to obtain the most recent data on unsheltered person within the CoC.
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 engaged each city within the CoC, increased the number of community volunteers, local, State, and federal stakeholders.
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.
The data provides our local governing board a measurement in which to direct CoC funds and prioritize sub-populations.
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?
Approximately 30k on consulting services and supplies
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?
Code Enforecement, CalTrans, Law Enforcement, Public Works, University Students, and Faith Based Organizations.
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 number was reduced by 2% due to an increase in the number outreach teams, investment in PSH, RRH, an operational CES, and the creation of a county-wide Advisory Board to End Homelessness.
Has your CoC reallocated funding in the past?
In 2014, the CoC governing Board voted to reallocate all HUD funded SSO projects for additional PSH or RRH project. In 2015, the CoC governing Board voted to reallocate all TH projects to PSH or RRH.
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—Annually
Funding gap analysis—Annually
Service gap analysis—Annually, in progress
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?
The lead agency, Office of Homeless Services (OHS), within the CoC works closely with agencies that have had their projects reallocated. Agencies are provided a year's notice regarding reallocation and then the OHS assist in identifying appropriate alternative 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?
Every 5 years
How has your strategic plan benefited your CoC?
Provides a clear direction for addressing, prioritizing and ending homelessness.
Why has your CoC not developed a strategic plan?
What grant-seeking or fundraising activities does your CoC engage in?
Are there any strategies or unique actions your agency takes that have strengthened your CoC?
County of San Bernardino Advisory Board to End and Homelessness, Sheriff's HOPE Outreach Team
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.
The Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement (H.O.P.E.) program is a proactive approach intended to ultimately reduce calls for service and other resources currently required to deal with the homeless population. A community policing philosophy will be used to link the homeless population with resources and service providers throughout the County. The objective is to stop the revolving door of arrest, incarceration, and then release regarding homeless related crimes.
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.