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February 2023 Monthly Stats

  Chronic Homelessness

  • 593 people have been housed in Permanent Supportive Housing since the launch of Coordinated Entry, 10 in February

  • 94% remain currently housed ​in Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Approximately 710 people remain prioritized for Permanent Supportive Housing*


  • 87 veterans experiencing homelessness have been housed, in February

  • Approximately 27 homeless veterans are in Marin


  • 147 homeless families have been housed, in February

  • Approximately 44 unsheltered and 31 sheltered homeless families are in Marin

  Marin County Encampments

  • 50 people live in Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) waters and 22 former residents have been housed

  • 13 people live in Novato's Lee Gerner encampment and 11 former residents have been housed

*Marin County's local definition of Chronic Homelessness is more broad than Federal HUD guidelines, which is why our 2022 Point in Time Count of 284 Chronically Homeless individuals is a smaller count and reflects those standards
Data represent Coordinated Entry efforts since October 1, 2017 and were updated as of February 6, 2023.



What Is Our Community Doing to Solve Homelessness?

On October 1, 2017, the County of Marin and local service providers launched a national best practice for solving homelessness called Coordinated Entry. Coordinated Entry is all about collaboration. Today, local service providers gather information through a standardized assessment and data sharing process that helps to ensure efficient care coordination. This is particularly important for identifying effective housing interventions.

Permanent Supportive Housing is a national best practice for people experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness (i.e. homelessness lasting more than a year that is accompanied by a disabling condition such as a behavioral health diagnosis, a chronic health condition, and/or a traumatic brain injury). This chart shows the number of people housed in Permanent Supportive Housing by month.


Data Source: Local Permanent Supportive Housing Data Collection System

Over 400 people were housed in the first four years of Coordinated Entry.

      Permanent Supportive Housing Supply

      Over time, we have worked diligently to increase not only our monthly housing placement rate, but also our supply of Permanent Supportive Housing overall. The County has a goal of increasing supply of Permanent Supportive Housing by 10% from 2021 to 2022. This means we would need 714 Permanent Supportive Housing units by the end of 2022.

      This chart shows Permanent Supportive Housing units from 2016 through 2021 in Marin County and the change in the number of units from year to year. We will be posting quarterly updates on our creation of new Permanent Supportive Housing in 2022. Please find our Permanent Supportive Housing Data page for more information on inventory progress.

      Data Source: Local Coordinated Entry Data Collection System

      Equity in Housing

      We have also been working hard to ensure that this system is equitable. Comparing demographics of people experiencing chronic homelessness to those who have obtained Permanent Supportive Housing can help us monitor our progress. The chart below shows the distribution of race/ethnicity, gender, and age of the two groups.

      *Demographic data are based on the head of household and do not include additional household members, including partners, children, or caregivers. Data categories are based on Homeless Management Information System data elements, defined by the federal government, and may not fully capture how people self-identify. Marin resident data show Department of Finance projections of Marin's adult population and do not include non-binary genders. Data are current through September 2, 2022.

      Data Sources: Local Coordinated Entry Data Collection System, Homeless Management Information System, Department of Finance

      How Can Community Members Contribute?

      By working together, we believe it is possible to end homelessness in our community. To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit this page.