Annual Point-in-Time Count shows decrease in number of people experiencing homelessness in Roseville and Placer County

Updated May 18, 2023

The estimated number of people experiencing homelessness in Roseville and Placer County decreased in 2023 compared to 2022, according to results of the 2023 Point-in-Time homeless census  released by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS).

The 2023 count of sheltered and unsheltered individuals surveyed a minimum of 240 individuals experiencing homelessness in Roseville and 709 in Placer County. By comparison, the 2022 count surveyed a minimum of 323 individuals experiencing homelessness in Roseville and 750 in Placer County.

Roseville’s Point in Time count represents approximately 0.15% of the City’s population. The City continues to support, implement, and deliver resources and services to reduce homelessness. Find out more about Roseville's approach to homelessness and get answers to frequently asked questions.

The annual Point-in-Time survey was conducted January 25 through February 3, 2023, by 150 volunteers, nonprofit, and city and county staff, asking people where they stayed on the night of January 25.

A Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a one-night estimate of both sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations. The PIT count provides the number and demographic characteristics of persons who are experiencing homelessness on the night of the count, both sheltered in emergency shelter or transitional housing; or unsheltered, on the street, in a vehicle, or in some other place unfit for human habitation, on the night of the count.

“City of Roseville Housing Division staff and Roseville Police Social Services Unit worked closely again this year with the shelter providers, Placer County, and neighboring cities to lead the HRCS’ efforts in South Placer,” said Roseville Housing Manager Trisha Isom.

Through the Kaiser sponsored Community Solutions Built for Zero movement, initiated throughout Placer County in late 2018, the Placer team has been able to focus efforts on permanently housing veterans, the most vulnerable, and those who have been experiencing homelessness the longest (chronic homelessness).

Roseville Housing staff has been an active part of the Placer Built for Zero leadership team since its beginning. Through these efforts, the team’s work has resulted in permanently housing 538 residents. The breakdown of those housed are 138 veterans 40 of the most vulnerable and 360 experiencing homelessness chronically.