2024 Point in Time: Contra Costa County Sees Increase in Homelessness

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

On Friday, data was released for the Contra Costa County 2024 Point in Time Count which showed 471 more residents experiencing homelessness than in 2023.

The data was released via Supervisor Candace Andersen which shows that this year, 2,843 were experiencing homeless compared to 2,372 in 2023.

The data also showed that the City of Antioch had the largest increase in homeless population in the county (79), with the City of Pittsburg at the second largest increase (52) when compared to 2023.  It should be noted, the City of Antioch had the second largest increase in the county from 2022 to 2023.

Biggest Increases:

79 – City of Antioch 52 – City of Pittsburg 26 – City of Oakley 24 – City of Walnut Creek 18 – City of Martinez

Biggest Decreases

99 – City of Richmond 68 – City of Concord 26 – N Richmond 18 – Hercules 13 – San Pablo

According to Supervisor Candace Andersen, some cities that sustained or strengthened efforts to address homelessness, particularly outreach, showed significant improvement, Richmond (-99) used an $8.6 million state grant to transition nearly 100 residents of a large encampment into housing. Concord (-68) has a homeless strategic plan and well-developed services for residents experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness, including case management, housing navigation, household budgeting, and short-term rental assistance.

Central County had a 2% decrease from 2023

City 2023 2024 +/- Clayton 10 0 -10 Concord 241 173 -68 Danville 7 1 -6 Martinez 140 158 +18 Pacheco 20 28 +8 Pleasant Hill 31 42 +11 San Ramon 0 10 +10 Walnut Creek 40 64 +24 Total 496 485 -11

East County had a 39% increase from 2023

City 2023 2024 +/- Antioch 334 413 +79 Bay Point 50 51 +1 Bethal Island 6 4 -2 Brentwood 37 30 -7 Oakley 9 35 +26 Pittsburg 58 110 +52 Total 494 646 +152

West County had 24% decrease from 2023

City 2023 2024 +/- Crockett 21 21 – El Cerrito 7 11 +4 El Sobrante 5 0 -5 Hercules 20 2 -18 N. Richmond 31 5 -26 Pinole 8 7 -1 Richmond 487 388 -99 Rodeo 36 29 -5 San Pablo 48 35 -13 Total 663 502 -161

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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