File photo of homeless campsite in the San Benito riverbed. Photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

SBC homeless population grows by 26%

Among the findings is 20% report they are first time homeless.

A residents walks near his tent along the railroad near Taco Bell on San Felipe Road in Hollister Jan. 27, 2022. Photo by Noe MagaƱa.


Hollister counts its homeless population

The survey information collected by county workers and volunteers is used to provide aid and assistance.

A homeless encampment that moved from Dunne Park to the empty lot on Fourth Street in Hollister next to Briggs building, October 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.


2021 Homeless Point-in-Time Count cancelled

Coupled with the state of the pandemic, uncertainty of stay-at-home orders, and the need for close interaction with individuals being surveyed, the decision was rooted in concern for the health and safety of the individuals experiencing homelessness, volunteers and CHSP staff.