- People experiencing homelessness increased by 8.5% in Marin since 2019 from 1,034 in 2019 to 1,121 in 2022.
Interpretation: The total number of individuals experiencing homelessness increased 8.4%. Marin County was able to avoid dramatic increases that were expected due to the challenging conditions of the pandemic like high rent prices, inflation, and job loss. This smaller than expected increase is a testament to investments, efforts, and system transformation of County and community partners to support and house our most vulnerable community members.
- People experiencing chronic homelessness in Marin increased by 10.5% from 257 in 2019 to 284 in 2022.
Interpretation: The Marin County Coordinated Entry system has housed more than 478 people experiencing chronic homelessness. Despite this progress, chronic homelessness increased 10.5% from 257 people in 2019 to 284 people in 2022.
- Family homelessness increased by 32.5% from 54 families in 2019 to 73 families in 2022.
Interpretation: Family homelessness increased 35.2% from 54 families in 2019 to 73 families in 2022. While not surprising with unemployment and rent increases, this concerning issue will become even more of a focus of our homelessness system of care.
- Veteran homelessness decreased by 34% from 99 individuals in 2019 to 65 individuals in 2022
Interpretation: Veterans experiencing homelessness have been one of the target populations in Marin’s goal to end homelessness. The concerted efforts of the County, federal agencies, and local partners are reflected in a 34.3% decrease in veteran homelessness from 99 in 2019 to 65 in 2022.