Homeless and Housing Strategies for California
Homeless and Housing Strategies for California is a companion website created by the Hub for Urban Initaives.
The primary purpose of the Homeless and Housing Strategies for California website is to closely examine the issues that are contributing to an unprecedented increase in the number of persons who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless in California; help counties, cities, and communities shape local policies for solving homelessness and increasing affordable housing including permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless; and assist you in helping other local stakeholders and decision-makers shape local policies by promoting the practices published there.
The 2017 Legislative Housing Package in California has injected a wide-range of new regulatory and financial resources to increase affordable housing, permanent supportive housing for homeless persons with disabling conditions, and supportive services including health, mental health, and substance abuse care. The Homeless and Housing Strategies for California website will help local governments and non-profit organizations maximize the impact of the resources available to them.
"Thank you for this. In Santa Cruz we're trying to establish at least two new Navigation Centers, and this guidance is valuable. Much appreciated!"
Homeless Service Coordinator at County of Santa Cruz
Our guidance focuses on three key areas for action:
- Policy, including opportunities to make the most of new legislation and funding
- Plans, especially strategic plans for CoCs
- Practices, both proven and promising, that CoCs can implement to improve outcomes
- Dying Homeless on the Streets of Los Angeles County
The reality of Los Angeles County’s homelessness crisis is a body count Nearly four persons a day died homeless on the Streets of Los Angeles County during 2020 Furthering the Integration of Street Outreach and Street Medicine is Imperative to Save Lives This report is based on publicly accessible data from the County of Los…
- Secretaries of Veteran Affairs and HUD Announced they are Mobilizing (their) strength to do Everything in (their) power to end Veteran Homelessness and California Should Announce the Same
California’s 44 Continuums of Care Should Echo the Announcement and do Everything in their Power to Finish Ending Veteran Homelessness in their Jurisdictions Local Data Throughout California Reveals the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness is Within Reach for Many Continuums of Care (see map below) –This is the first in a series of reports about…
- All of California’s 44 Continuums of Care Should Conduct an Unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Survey in January 2022 to Help Understand the Impact of the Pandemic on Homelessness
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Unsheltered Homelessness Needs to be Informed by 2022 State-wide, Regional, and Local Unsheltered PIT Counts. HUD does not require CoCs to Conduct an Unsheltered Count During the Last 10 Days of January in Even-Number Years 16 of 23 Northern California CoCs; 3 of 8 Central California CoCs; and…
- California’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Funding from HUD to Solve Homelessness Increased by 79% During the Past Decade
Funding Increased Unevenly among the State’s 44 Continuums of Care Some CoCs Experienced More Than a 100% Increase during the Past Decade And Others a Single Digit Increase or a Decrease as Noted in Table 2 Collectively, Funding for Each Region—Northern, Central, and Southern California—Increased Unevenly as Noted in Table 1 (Click here to see…