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Media Advisory

Annual Count of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled Jan. 24

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Note to Editors: Media can accompany county staff during the field count at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Please call 925-383-8845 in advance to attend.


Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will conduct its annual count of homeless county residents at the end of January. CCHS's Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services (H3), its community partners and volunteers will document both sheltered and unsheltered people in the area who need permanent housing.


Media availability will only be the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 24, beginning with an 8 a.m. briefing.


Contra Costa residents who are experiencing homelessness will be surveyed at many locations across the county.


Data from this effort help government, service providers and community advocates develop effective responses to the challenges facing local people who are experiencing homelessness.

Results of this count will not be available for several weeks.

During the 2017 count, 1,607 people were identified as homeless in Contra Costa County.

For more information about the count and homeless services in the county, visit

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  • Karl Fischer,