Hill said he is seeing more general outreach staff take on case management duties, like helping people register for services, obtain identification and secure a source of income. The results note that three more full-time staff positions would be necessary to fill the need.

Most respondents said they were interested in services relating to mental health, health care, Social Security disability income, supplemental security income and general relief. However, they also noted that mental health services reach only a small number of people, and that they are receiving medical services and income benefits at rates below their eligibility.

The most important result of the survey, Hess said, might be that people said essential services are not reaching them.

“The survey identified a willingness to engage in those services,” Hess said. “Using this information, the city and the county have recently jointly applied for state funding to provide service teams and housing resources dedicated especially to this encampment.”