Alameda County Care Connect Special Update on Housing

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Alameda County Care Connect released a special update on homelessness. In fiscal year 2017/2018, a total of 11,415 people were served by the system. Within this population, 1,468 people secured housing. 97 percent of the people in permanent supportive housing remained housed. Partners in the effort to end homelessness include the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department, EveryOne Home, Alameda County Care Connect, other county agencies, cities, and non-profits.

One new element in 2017/2018 was the launch of Housing Resource Centers (HRCs) throughout Alameda County. Funded by Alameda County Care Connect (Whole Person Care), the County General Fund, and a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care grant, HRCs organize and coordinate services and opportunities for those who are homeless or at-risk of losing housing.

Services include:

  • Assessment, housing problem solving, matching and referral, and mainstream system connections
  • Intensive housing navigation
  • One-time flexible funding to prevent a housing crisis from resulting in homelessness
  • One-time flexible funding to move in to housing
  • Time-limited transitional rental assistance

While people experiencing homelessness were housed and further investment in supportive programs occurred, the county also recognized that more shelter and permanent housing is needed to address homelessness. Following is an overview of allocations totaling $83.2 million during fiscal year 2017/2018.

For more information on Alameda County’s investments to reduce homelessness, view presentation or visit the county website at

Sep 7, 2018