Homelessness snapshot

Summary of biennial survey reveals 16 percent spike

The Butte Countywide Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) this week released an executive summary of its latest Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count—a federally required biennial survey intended provide a “snapshot of the county’s visible homeless” population. According to the document, homelessness has increased by at least 16 percent since 2017, attributable to the Camp Fire, as well as efficiencies in surveying methods, among other things. The count was conducted over a 24-hour period in late March. Here are the results, broken into categories, compared with the previous PIT results.

Note: The CoC did not include homeless individuals staying with family/friends for 2019.