Primary Causes of Homelessness

Santa Clara County | 2021


Homeless Population Share and Percentage Sheltered vs. Unsheltered

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

Data Source:

County of San Mateo, Human Services

County of Santa Clara, Office of Supporting Housing


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

The Santa Clara County data are from them 2022 Homeless Census & Survey, conducted on February 23 and 24, 2022. In the weeks following the street count, a survey was administered to unsheltered and sheltered individuals experiencing homelessness in order to profile their experience and characteristics. The San Mateo County data are from the 2022 One Day Homeless Count and Survey, which was conducted on February 24, 2022 followed by the survey period between February 24 and March 3, 2022. The population share was calculated using January 1 population estimates from the California Department of Finance, E-4 Historical Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State. Data for the Estimated Number of Homeless Individuals in the San Jose/Santa Clara City & County Continuum of Care, 2021-22, are from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Number of Units Funded through Project Homekey are from the State of California Department of Housing & Community Development, Project Homekey funding rounds 1 and 2.

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