Are All Persons Sleeping in Vehicles Homelessand Should They Be Included in Homeless Counts?  Joe Colletti, PhDHub for Urban InitiativesJanuary 2018  The lack of affordable housing has resulted in more persons living in vehicles according to recent media reports. As rents have increased, so has the number of persons who are sleeping in vehicles.  With…

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Joe Colletti, PhDHub for Urban Initiatives July 2017 Since 2012, there has been a significant realignment in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program. Most notable is the shift of funding from transitional housing and supportive services only projects to permanent supportive…

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Total Number of Sheltered and Unsheltered

I.  Executive Summary A. Total Number of Homeless Persons by Location and Subpopulation The primary purpose of this report is to answer the following question “How many homeless people are there in the County of Merced on a given day?” The answer is 454 adults and children of whom 450 were adults and four (4)…

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