Facts & Reports

2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

Read the 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Of note is that the Watsonville/Santa Cruz City & County Continuum of Care (CoC) scores in the top 5 in the category of “Largely Suburban CoCs” in the following:

  • % of people unsheltered
  • % of families unsheltered
  • % of unaccompanied youth and unsheltered youth
  • % of unsheltered veterans

However, our CoC does not rank in the top 5 for chronic homelessness. This could be due to the success of the 180/2020 initiative, and the multi-agency effort to end chronic homelessness led by Housing Matters since 2012.

See the full report here >