The Time Has Come to Design a Flexible Pool of Funds to Rapidly Respond to Homelessness Unlike Ever Before –See Recommendations for Next Steps Below– It is time to boost a “whatever it takes” approach to house homeless households by designing a flexible pool of funds to respond rapidly to the homeless experiences of individuals…

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–Recent Legislation and Associated Funding Related to Locating and DevelopingPermanent Supportive Housing is Key to Formulation and Implementation–  –Finding Space to Solve Chronic Homelessness is Critical— –Leveraging State with Federal and Local Public and Private Funding is Crucial–  Recent California legislation has enacted several new laws and created several new funding sources regarding the location…

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-80% indicated that there were racial disparities and selected strategies to address the issues-  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked Continuums of Care (CoCs) to respond to the following within a subsection of the recently submitted 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program application that focused on racial disparity:  “indicate whether the…

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When someone says we need more affordable housing to end homelessness, it is often an unintended half-truth. National, state, and local policymakers and advocates regularly define affordable housing as a household not paying more than 30% of its total income for housing costs that include rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance, and taxes. Policymakers and advocates…

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Find the Percent of New Homeless Household Admissions into Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs for theCalifornia Public Housing Agency(ies) in Your Area? As a promising practice, a homeless admission preference has the potential to end homelessness for many households as evidenced by the high percentages (50%+) of new admissions into Public Housing and…

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-California Experienced a Significant Increase in HomelessnessWhile the Rest of the Country Collectively Experienced a Decrease-  -Approximately Half of State’s Continuums of Care Counted More Persons Homeless in 2017-  Half of the 42 Continuums of Care* (CoCs) in California counted more persons homeless in 2017 when compared to the number of persons counted as homeless…

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-California Experienced a Weighty Increase in Homelessness-  -Rest of the Country Collectively Experienced a DecreaseSimilar to Annual National Decreases for Each Year during this Decade-  Homelessness increased for the first time in seven years as noted in the table below, which consists of data provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).[1] …

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-The Increase in the Pacific States is Significant–California is Particularly Noteworthy-  The U. S. Census Bureau defines four statistical regions in the United States and divides them into nine divisions as outlined in the tables below. Nearly one-third (32.5%) of all the persons who were counted as homeless during the nation-wide 2017 homeless count last…

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