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San Francisco homelessness rate dips as Contra Costa County skyrockets

San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing released preliminary findings of the Point-In-Time Count of unsheltered and sheltered homeless people. The count took place with the help of volunteers on the night of Feb. 23. Data shows the total number of unsheltered and sheltered homeless residents declined by 3.5 percent compared to 2019…

…CCHS wrote: “Renters in Contra Costa needed to earn $37.54 hourly to properly afford the county’s average asking rent of $1,952, according to a May 2021 report from California Housing Partnership, which also estimated an affordable housing shortfall of more than 27,000 units in the county compared to need.”