Merced County 2017 Homeless Count and Survey

I.  Executive Summary

A. Total Number of Homeless Persons by Location and Subpopulation

The primary purpose of this report is to answer the following question "How many homeless people are there in the County of Merced on a given day?" The answer is 454 adults and children of whom 450 were adults and four (4) were children. Of the 454 persons counted, 297 adults and one (1) child were unsheltered and 156 (153 adults and 3 children) were in shelters or transitional housing programs.   These numbers will be officially reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as required of all Continuums of Care (CoCs) who receive HUD CoC funding.

As recorded below, the new number represents a significant decrease of 12.5% or 65 persons when compared to the 2016 homeless count and survey.

Table 1. Comparison of Total Number of Sheltered and Unsheltered Homeless Persons
Total Number of Sheltered and Unsheltered


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