Point In Time Homeless Survey Data

data.sonomacounty.ca.gov | Last Updated 30 Jul 2018

The County of Sonoma conducts an annual homeless count for the entire county. The survey data is derived from a sample of about 600 homeless persons countywide per year. The resulting information is statistically reliable only for the county as a whole, not for individual locations. The exception is the City of Santa Rosa, where the sample taken within the city is large enough to be predictive of the overall homeless population in that city.

Tags: homeless, survey, veteran, minor, adult, shelter

This dataset has the following 216 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Yearyeartext
Survey source (adult/youth)survey_source_adult_youthtext
Languagelanguagetext
Refusalsrefusalsnumber
Neighborhood or Cityneighborhood_or_citytext
Estimated Response Ageestimated_response_agenumber
What is your gender?what_is_your_gendertext
Are you Hispanic or Latino?are_you_hispanic_or_latinotext
Whitewhitetext
Black or African Americanblack_or_african_americantext
Asianasiantext
American Indian or Alaska Nativeamerican_indian_or_alaska_nativetext
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islandernative_hawaiian_or_pacific_islandertext
Race: Otherrace_othertext
Straightstraighttext
Gaygaytext
Bisexualbisexualtext
Lesbianlesbiantext
Queerqueertext
Sexual Orientation: Othersexual_orientation_othertext
Are you currently pregnant or have you recently impregnated someone else?are_you_currently_pregnant_or_have_you_recently_impregnated_someone_elsetext
Have you ever been in a foster care?have_you_ever_been_in_a_foster_caretext
Have you served in the U.S. Armed Forces?have_you_served_in_the_u_s_armed_forcestext
Were you ever called into active duty as a member of the National Guard or as a Reservist?were_you_ever_called_into_active_duty_as_a_member_of_the_national_guard_or_as_a_reservisttext
Have you ever received health care or benefits from a VA center?have_you_ever_received_health_care_or_benefits_from_a_va_centertext
Is anyone else in your household a Veteran?is_anyone_else_in_your_household_a_veterantext
Where were you staying on the night before the Census?where_were_you_staying_on_the_night_of_january_xxxtextWhere were respondents staying on January 16, 2017 for the 2017 Census, Were were respondents staying on February 22, 2018 for the 2018 Census.
Is this the first time you have been homeless?is_this_the_first_time_you_have_been_homelesstext
How many people including yourself usually stay there?how_many_people_including_yourself_usually_stay_therenumber
How long have you been homeless this current time?how_long_have_you_been_homeless_this_current_timetext
Have you been living in an emergency shelter and/or on the streets for a year or more?have_you_been_living_in_an_emergency_shelter_and_or_on_the_streets_for_a_year_or_moretext
In the last 12 months, how many times have you been homeless including this current time?in_the_last_12_months_how_many_times_have_you_been_homeless_including_this_current_timetext
How many different times have you been homeless in the past 3 years, including this current time?how_many_different_times_have_you_been_homeless_in_the_past_3_years_including_this_current_timetext
C6. In addition to right now, how long would you say you have stayed in these kinds of places total in the past 3 years?c6_in_addition_to_right_now_how_long_would_you_say_you_have_stayed_in_these_kinds_of_places_total_in_the_past_3_yearstext
How old were you the first time you experienced homelessness?how_old_were_you_the_first_time_you_experienced_homelessnesstext
Youth. How many different times have you experienced housing instability in the past 3 years?youth_how_many_different_times_have_you_experienced_housing_instability_in_the_past_3_yearstext
How many people are in your household, excluding yourself?how_many_people_are_in_your_household_excluding_yourselfnumber
Do you have any children under age 18?do_you_have_any_children_under_age_18text
Are any of your children under 18 currently living with you?are_any_of_your_children_under_18_currently_living_with_youtext
Do you live alone or with other household members?do_you_live_alone_or_with_other_household_memberstext
Where were you living at the time you most recently became homeless?where_were_you_living_at_the_time_you_most_recently_became_homelesstext
How long have you lived in Sonoma County?how_long_have_you_lived_in_sonoma_countytext
Immediately before you became homeless where you living?immediately_before_you_became_homeless_where_you_livingtext
Lost joblost_jobtext
Evictionevictiontext
Foreclosureforeclosuretext
Incacerationincacerationtext
Alcohol or drug usealcohol_or_drug_usetext
Illness/medical problemillness_medical_problemtext
Divorce/separation/break updivorce_separation_break_uptext
Landlord raised rentlandlord_raised_renttext
Argument with family or friendargument_with_family_or_friendtext
Family/domestic violencefamily_domestic_violencetext
Mental health issuesmental_health_issuestext
Hospitalization/treatmenthospitalization_treatmenttext
Aging out of foster careaging_out_of_foster_caretext
Probation/parole restrictionsprobation_parole_restrictionstext
Fire (f1_15)fire_f1_15text
Condition that led to homelessness: Othercondition_that_led_to_homelessness_othertext
Don't know/decline to statedon_t_know_decline_to_statetext
Can't afford rentcan_t_afford_renttext
No job/not enought incomeno_job_not_enought_incometext
No money for moving costsno_money_for_moving_coststext
No housing availableno_housing_availabletext
Criminal recordcriminal_recordtext
No ID/paperworkno_id_paperworktext
Housing process too difficulthousing_process_too_difficulttext
No transportationno_transportationtext
Bad creditbad_credittext
Eviction recordeviction_recordtext
Medical/health issuesmedical_health_issuestext
Child care costschild_care_coststext
Keeping your from permanent housing: Immigration issueskeeping_your_from_permanent_housing_immigration_issuestext
Restrictions from probation/parolerestrictions_from_probation_paroletext
Keeping your from permanent housing: Otherkeeping_your_from_permanent_housing_othertext
If safe, affordable permanent housing was available, would you want to move in?if_safe_affordable_permanent_housing_was_available_would_you_want_to_move_intext
If yes, are you interested in accessing services to help you make this transition?if_yes_are_you_interested_in_accessing_services_to_help_you_make_this_transitiontext
What is your total monthly income?what_is_your_total_monthly_incometext
What is your current employment status?what_is_your_current_employment_statustext
Are you currentlyare_you_currentlytext
What is the highest level of education you have completed?what_is_the_highest_level_of_education_you_have_completedtext
Any chronic health problem or medical conditionany_chronic_health_problem_or_medical_conditiontext
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderpost_traumatic_stress_disordertext
Any psychiatric or emotional conditionsany_psychiatric_or_emotional_conditionstext
A physical disabilitya_physical_disabilitytext
A traumatic brain injurya_traumatic_brain_injurytext
Conditions preventing spouse, signification other, parent from maintaining work or housing: Drug or alcohol abuseconditions_preventing_spouse_signification_other_parent_from_maintaining_work_or_housing_drug_or_alcohol_abusetext
An AIDS or an HIV related illnessan_aids_or_an_hiv_related_illnesstext
Prevents housing: Any chronic health problem or medical conditionprevents_housing_any_chronic_health_problem_or_medical_conditiontext
Prevents housing: Prevents housing: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderprevents_housing_prevents_housing_post_traumatic_stress_disordertext
Prevents housing: Any psychiatric or emotional conditionsprevents_housing_any_psychiatric_or_emotional_conditionstext
Prevents housing: A physical disabilityprevents_housing_a_physical_disabilitytext
Prevents housing: A traumatic brain injuryprevents_housing_a_traumatic_brain_injurytext
Prevents housing: Drug or alcohol abuseprevents_housing_drug_or_alcohol_abusetext
Prevents housing: An AIDS or an HIV related illnessprevents_housing_an_aids_or_an_hiv_related_illnesstext
Chronic health problemchronic_health_problemtext
PTSDptsdtext
Drug or alcohol abusedrug_or_alcohol_abusetext
Physical disabilityphysical_disabilitytext
Traumatic brain injurytraumatic_brain_injurytext
Psychiatric or emotional conditionpsychiatric_or_emotional_conditiontext
HIV/AIDShiv_aidstext
None of the abovenone_of_the_abovetext
Are you currently experiencing home/domestic violence or abuse?are_you_currently_experiencing_home_domestic_violence_or_abusetext
Have you ever been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a relative, or another person you have stayed with (spouse, partner, sibling, parent)?have_you_ever_been_physically_emotionally_or_sexually_abused_by_a_relative_or_another_person_you_have_stayed_with_spouse_partner_sibling_parenttext
Do you receive any disability benefits such as Social Security Disability Income, Veterans Disability Benefits, or GA?do_you_receive_any_disability_benefits_such_as_social_security_disability_income_veterans_disability_benefits_or_gatext
Are you currently or have you ever received treatment for mental health issues?are_you_currently_or_have_you_ever_received_treatment_for_mental_health_issuestext
Have you ever been treated for drug or alcohol abuse?have_you_ever_been_treated_for_drug_or_alcohol_abusetext
Since you became homeless this last time, have you needed medical care and been unable to receive it?since_you_became_homeless_this_last_time_have_you_needed_medical_care_and_been_unable_to_receive_ittext
H12. How many times have you been hospitalized as an inpatient in the past year?h12_how_many_times_have_you_been_hospitalized_as_an_inpatient_in_the_past_yeartext
H13. How many times have you been to the emergency room in the past three months?h13_how_many_times_have_you_been_to_the_emergency_room_in_the_past_three_monthstext
How would you rate your general physical health?how_would_you_rate_your_general_physical_healthtext
Hospital ERhospital_ertext
Urgent careurgent_caretext
VA hospital/clinicva_hospital_clinictext
Private doctorprivate_doctortext
Friends/familyfriends_familytext
Free/community clinicfree_community_clinictext
Public health clinicpublic_health_clinictext
Where do you usualy get medical care: Otherwhere_do_you_usualy_get_medical_care_othertext
Don't knowdon_t_knowtext
Do you usually get enough to eat?do_you_usually_get_enough_to_eattext
Emergency shelteremergency_sheltertext
Free mealsfree_mealstext
Bus passesbus_passestext
Job training/employment servicesjob_training_employment_servicestext
Shelter day servicesshelter_day_servicestext
Legal assistancelegal_assistancetext
Transitional housingtransitional_housingtext
Immigration servicesimmigration_servicestext
Health serviceshealth_servicestext
Mental health servicesmental_health_servicestext
Alcohol/drug counselingalcohol_drug_counselingtext
Disaster Shelter (I1_12)disaster_shelter_i1_12text
Currently using services: Othercurrently_using_services_othertext
Not using any servicesnot_using_any_servicestext
General Assistance (GA)/CAAPgeneral_assistance_ga_caaptext
Food Stamps/SNAP/WIC/CalFreshfood_stamps_snap_wic_calfreshtext
Any VA Disability Compensationany_va_disability_compensationtext
Other Veterans benefits (GI, Health)other_veterans_benefits_gi_healthtext
Social Securitysocial_securitytext
SSI/SSDI/Disabilityssi_ssdi_disabilitytext
Medi-Cal/Medicaremedi_cal_medicaretext
CalWORKs/TANFcalworks_tanftext
FEMA Assistancefema_assistancetext
Not receiving any form of government assistancenot_receiving_any_form_of_government_assistancetext
Don't think you are eligibledon_t_think_you_are_eligibletext
Don't have IDdon_t_have_idtext
No permanent addressno_permanent_addresstext
Never appliednever_appliedtext
Benefits were cut offbenefits_were_cut_offtext
Why not using government assistance: Immigration issueswhy_not_using_government_assistance_immigration_issuestext
Paperwork too difficultpaperwork_too_difficulttext
Don't know where to godon_t_know_where_to_gotext
Turned downturned_downtext
Applied and waiting for responseapplied_and_waiting_for_responsetext
Why not using government assistance: Otherwhy_not_using_government_assistance_othertext
Don't want government assistancedon_t_want_government_assistancetext
Have you spent a night in jail in the last 12 months?have_you_spent_a_night_in_jail_in_the_last_12_monthstext
Are you currently on probation or parole?are_you_currently_on_probation_or_paroletext
Were you on probation or parole at the time you most recently became homeless?were_you_on_probation_or_parole_at_the_time_you_most_recently_became_homelesstext
On average in the last 12 months, how often have you had contact with your parents or other family? timeson_average_in_the_last_12_months_how_often_have_you_had_contact_with_your_parents_or_other_family_timesnumber
FF2. On average in the last 12 months, how often have you had contact with your parents or other family? (Youth)ff2_on_average_in_the_last_12_months_how_often_have_you_had_contact_with_your_parents_or_other_family_youthtext
FF3.How many times have you tried to move back in with your parents or other family? (Youth)ff3_how_many_times_have_you_tried_to_move_back_in_with_your_parents_or_other_family_youthtext
In the last 12 months, on average how often have you had contact with your parents or other family members?in_the_last_12_months_on_average_how_often_have_you_had_contact_with_your_parents_or_other_family_memberstext
Veteran Statusveteran_statustext
Sheltered first definitionsheltered_first_definitiontext
Sheltered second definition 2017sheltered_second_definition_2017text
Adult Respondents with 1 or more disabling conditionsadult_respondents_with_1_or_more_disabling_conditionstext
All Respondents with 1 or more disabling conditionsall_respondents_with_1_or_more_disabling_conditionstext
Number and percentage of individuals reporting disabling conditionsnumber_and_percentage_of_individuals_reporting_disabling_conditionsnumber
nonetext
Household with one or more childrenhousehold_with_one_or_more_childrentext
Chronic familychronic_familytext
Chronic householdchronic_householdtext
Chronic Totalchronic_totaltext
Chronic individuals in a non familychronic_individuals_in_a_non_familynumber
Household sizehousehold_sizetext
Transgendertransgendertext
LGBTQlgbtqtext
Race/ethnicity (single response)race_ethnicity_single_responsetext
ACCOMODATIONaccomodationtext
C3. How long have you been homeless this current time? (recoded as previous year)c3_how_long_have_you_been_homeless_this_current_time_recoded_as_previous_yeartext
Employmentemploymenttext
HEALTH_CONDITION ( at least one out of seven)health_condition_at_least_one_out_of_seventext
Total Domestic Violence (H4+H5)total_domestic_violence_h4_h5text
Unaccompanied Children and Youthunaccompanied_children_and_youthtext
LGBTQ (SEXOS)lgbtq_sexostext
VEHICULARvehiculartext
TOTAL VEHICULARtotal_vehiculartext
ENCAMPMENTencampmenttext
What is your gender? (GENDER)what_is_your_gender_gendertext
Only adultsonly_adultstext
Only youngonly_youngtext
Membersmemberstext
Parenting Youthparenting_youthtext
Child only househouldschild_only_househouldstext
Serious mental illnessserious_mental_illnesstext
DOMESTIC VIOLENCEdomestic_violencetext
Veteranveterantext
Women genderwomen_gendertext
Old Peopleold_peopletext
Chronic Total (RC)chronic_total_rctext
Serious mental illness Sonoma 2018serious_mental_illness_sonoma_2018text
Sequential survey ID in the data filesequential_survey_id_in_the_data_filetext
Was your previous housing or sleeping location affected by the recent fires?was_your_previous_housing_or_sleeping_location_affected_by_the_recent_firestext
What city or town were you living in prior to the fires?what_city_or_town_were_you_living_in_prior_to_the_firestext
Evacuated and couldn't returnevacuated_and_couldn_t_returntext
Home or sleeping location burned or destroyedhome_or_sleeping_location_burned_or_destroyedtext
Home or sleeping location no longer accessiblehome_or_sleeping_location_no_longer_accessibletext
Person I was staying with asked me to leave after the firesperson_i_was_staying_with_asked_me_to_leave_after_the_firestext
Landlord raised rent after fireslandlord_raised_rent_after_firestext
Evicted after the firesevicted_after_the_firestext
Home or sleeping location damaged by smokehome_or_sleeping_location_damaged_by_smoketext
Other (Fire)other_firetext
N/A (Fire)n_a_firetext