How many homeless live in Ventura?

Every year the Ventura County and City do what is called a Point-in-Time count, where volunteers go out and canvas the City, asking a specific set of questions to homeless individuals they come across. This data is shared with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help secure funding. In 2019 this snapshot showed 555 homeless in Ventura, with 398 of those unsheltered. In 2020 our numbers slightly dropped to 531, with 386 unsheltered. The slight decrease can be attributed to increased outreach, diversion techniques, and shelter beds with staffing that helps connect individuals to housing. You can read more details in the report here.

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1. How many homeless live in Ventura?
2. What services do we offer homeless individuals?
3. How often do service providers talk to unhoused individuals?
4. Why is Martin v. City of Boise important?
5. Why are people allowed to camp in the park?
6. Why are people living in the river bottom?
7. What is happening with fires in the river bottom?
8. Why does the City allow panhandling?
9. Do we have a sitting/lying ordinance?
10. I hear there are shelter beds available and no one wants to use them, is that true?
11. Are homeless getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
12. How can I help?