Every 2 years, the County of San Luis obispo conducts a “Point-in-Time” (PIT) Survey of homeless persons on a night in January. Such a survey is a requirement for receiving federal funds for homeless services. The latest PIT was conducted in January 2017, and it reported 97 homeless persons in Paso Robles. The 2015 PIT Survey reported 280 homeless in Paso Robles. In as much as the 2017 PIT Survey was taken on a rainy night, it is regarded as returning a substantial undercount of the homeless population.

The 2019 PIT survey has occurred, but the results have not yet been released

County-wide data from the 2015 and 2017 PIT Surveys

primary causes of homelessness
  • Lost job 23%

  • Alcohol or drug use 17%

  • Divorce/Separation 12%

  • Argument with family or friend 11%

  • Eviction 10%

  • Abuse or trama 42%

  • Broken or unhealthy/abusive relationship 45%

obstacles to obtaining
permanent housing
  • Can't afford rent 67%

  • No job or income 52%

  • No money for moving costs 29%

  • Bad credit 21%

  • No transportation 20%

veterans
  • In 2015, 33% of homeless were veterans

  • In 2017, 7% of homeless were veterans

drugs, alcohol, physical, and/or mental health issues
  • 41% had drug or alcohol abuse issues

  • 39% had emotional or psychological issues

  • 22% had physical disabilities 

  • 24% had PTSD

  • 23% had chronic health problems

  • 10% had traumatic brain injury

  • 2% had AIDS/HIV

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Paso Robles, CA 93447

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