What to Expect from HomelessStrategy.com
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; and
- assist you in helping other local stakeholders and decision-makers shape local policies by promoting the practices published here.
This site will continuously provide current information for visitors to use to help local stakeholders and decision-makers shape local policies to solve homelessness and increase affordable housing, including permanent supportive housing for homeless persons who are languishing on the streets.
As a visitor you will have access to briefs, reports, fact sheets, and other timely commentary and analyses that focus on the same or similar issues around homelessness and housing that you are facing in your community.
Number of People Experiencing Homelessness (PEH) who Died in Los Angeles County More than Doubled during the Past Five Years
Number of PEH who died by accident more than doubled. Number of PEH who died by homicide more than doubled. Number of Black PEH who died more than doubled. Number…Read More
Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans is Within Reach in California
2022 Homeless Count Reveals a Goal of Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans is Within Reach for Many of California’s 44 Continuums of Care Northern California, Central California, and Southern California…Read More
Proposed 2023 California Legislation Concerning Homelessness Continues to Evolve
Bills Introduced in January Reveal the Kind of Actions That Legislators Want to Become Law During the 2023 Legislative Session to Help Mitigate the Statewide Homelessness Crisis Legislation introduced in…Read More
This site also includes updates, commentary, and analysis concerning the numerous California Assembly and Senate bills recently signed into law. These bills provide a wide range of new regulatory resources designed to help create local solutions for local homelessness and lack of affordable housing, including permanent supportive housing.
These bills often provide funding resources to help implement local solutions for local homelessness based on evidence-based and best practices. Funding resources are also available to increase affordable housing development.
Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) Report Updates Upcoming Homelessness Funding
Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP) Round 5 prioritizes funding activities that are largely different from prior rounds of HHAP. Family Homelessness Challenge (FHC) Grants and Technical Assistance Program…Read More
New Intent Bills Concerning Homelessness Were Recently Introduced by California Legislators
Intent bills initially include a statement of intent by legislators and very little other language. A common intent statement often begins with “This bill would state the intent of the…Read More
New Budget Trailer Bills Concerning Homelessness Were Recently Introduced by Assembly and Senate Budget Committees
New Budget Trailer Bills Concern the: Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program Housing and Disability Advocacy Program Bringing Families Home Program Home Safe Program Trailer Bill Language is the implementing…Read More
As a visitor you will also learn about how policies and plans are influencing and generating evidence-based, best, promising, and emerging practices through briefs, reports, fact sheets, and other timely commentary and analysis.
You will learn how various counties and cities are adopting and generating these practices in ways that solve issues unique to their jurisdictions. Issues involve chronic homelessness, criminalization of homelessness, episodic homelessness, and at-risk of homelessness. While the many issues currently contributing to homelessness may not be new for many visitors to the site, in-depth examinations into some of these issues may be.
How Many California Continuum of Care Projects Funded through the Federal Continuum of Care Program are Implementing a Housing First Approach?
Homelessness, HUD, Housing First, and California Continuums of Care How Many California Continuum of Care Projects Funded through the Federal Continuum of Care Program are Implementing a Housing First Approach? …Read More
How Many California Continuums of Care (CoCs) Have a Move On Strategy with Affordable Housing Providers in Their Jurisdictions?
-68% of California CoCs Have a Move On Strategy- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked each Continuum of Care (CoC) applicant the following question, which was…Read More
How Many California Continuums of Care Demonstrated the Ability to Reallocate Lower Performing Projects to Create New Higher Performing Projects Based on Performance Review of Existing Projects?
-Table 1 Lists Those That Did and Those That Did Not- As part of the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program competition, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…Read More
A wide-range of solutions will be offered here. Some of them may be new to you. Some of them may not be. However, we believe that you will discover new facets to familiar ideas and read about innovations connected to these ideas of which you may not yet be aware.
You are encouraged to read the insights published here, review the posted comments from others, and provide your own comments.