–Social distancing provides a time for deeper reflection on social distance— Health and government officials define social distancing in disaster preparedness terms such as “shelter in place” and “Safer at Home” to prevent the spread of an infectious disease such as the new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) by ordering people to stay in their residences…

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 –HUD has not yet released the official 2019 Point-in-Time Count results–  –Indications noted in this report suggest an increase up to 5% when compared to the 2018 results which would reverse an annual comparable downward trend since the beginning of this decade as noted in table 3– This report focuses on the point-in-time homeless counts…

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California legislative leaders have recently passed several bills that were signed into law, which will provide hundreds of millions of dollars towards preventing and ending homelessness to jurisdictions throughout the state during the next several months and billions of dollars during the next several years. Among eligible activities are navigation centers, which is a newer…

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As a promising practice, a homeless admission preference has the potential to end homelessness for many households as evidenced by several high percentages (50%+) of new admissions into Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for several California Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) listed in the table below. A homeless admission preference expands housing opportunities…

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See Each Percent of New Homeless Household Admissions in Table Below There was an annual decrease in the total number of persons counted as homeless in the United States during the seven years between 2011 and 2016. However, there was a slight increase in 2017. As a promising practice, a homeless admission preference has the…

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During the last 10 days of January in the United States, tens of thousands of persons participate in homeless counts across the country tallying the number of persons who are found living on the streets and in shelters. However, an increasing number of us have become more aware of the tally of homeless persons who…

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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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