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August 2023 Monthly Stats

  Chronic Homelessness

  • 649 people have been housed in Permanent Supportive Housing since the launch of Coordinated Entry, in August
  • 94% remain currently housed ​in Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Approximately 876 people remain prioritized for Permanent Supportive Housing* out of the 1,534 individuals enrolled in Coordinated Entry

  Veteran Homelessness

  • 99 veterans experiencing homelessness have been housed, in August
  • Approximately 28 homeless veterans are in Marin

 Family Homelessness

  • 179 homeless families have been housed, in August
  • Approximately 21 unsheltered and 40 sheltered homeless families are in Marin
*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 September 18, 2023.

 Marin County Encampments

Current Encampments

City of Novato

Binford Road
  • 89* individuals reside in approximately 134 vehicles and 5 former residents have been housed
  • 6 individuals are on an identified housing pathway
*PLEASE NOTE - this does not represent an increase in the number of persons at Binford, but rather, a more accurate count, including some individuals doubled up in RVs, family members, etc.
Lee Gerner, Novato
  • 9 people reside in the camp and 17 former residents have been housed

City of San Rafael

Mahon Creek Path
  • Approximately 39 individuals reside in approximately 33 tents, and 2 former residents have been housed
  • 17 individuals are on an identified housing pathway
Andersen Drive at Rice Drive
  • Approximately 11 individuals reside in approximately 10 tents, and former residents have been housed
Francisco West at Irwin
  • Approximately individuals reside in approximately tents, and former residents have been housed

Town of Fairfax

Peri Park
  • 6 people reside in the camp and former resident has been housed
  • 1 individual is on an identified housing pathway, and outreach teams visit the site 3 times per week to provide services

Southern Marin

Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) Waters
  • 51 people reside in the bay and 22 former residents have been housed
Former Encampments
Service Support Area, San Rafael (Closed September 2022)
  • 20 former residents have since been housed following the closure
Marinship, Sausalito (Closed August 2022)
  • 12 former residents have since been housed following the closure



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 600 people were housed in the first six 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.