What is going to the Governor is needed. What is not going to the Governor is also needed. The Legislature concluded the 2019-20 legislative session at midnight on August 31, 2020. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon the Legislature was evident. After taking an unprecedented two-month pause during the early spring, lawmakers returned to…

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–Funds were awarded to California’s 13 largest cities, 44 continuums of care, and 58 counties which are noted in the tables below— –Evolving next steps are also noted below– On March 18, 2020, California allocated $100 million in emergency funding the day after Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 89, which was approved unanimously by the…

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–Homeless persons left languishing on the streets with life-threatening and terminal illnesses Has become a burgeoning crisis throughout the State of California– –If each jurisdiction dedicated at least 10% of its non-competitive allocation of HHAP funding, a collective $65 million could be committed to morbidity/mortality prevention– (estimates of HHAP Funding by Urban Initiatives for counties,…

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–Low Barrier Navigation Centers are now a “use by right” throughout California as noted below– –Finding Space to Solve Chronic Homelessness is Critical– –Leveraging State with Federal & Local Public and Private Funding is Crucial– AB 101 was recently signed into law by the Governor, which took immediate effect. On page 20, Ch 159, section…

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–Recent Legislation and Associated Funding Related to Locating and Developing Permanent 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…

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–Recent homeless count data collected by several Southern California counties and cities revealed one-third to two-thirds of households counted were experiencing homelessness for the first-time, which is likely true for many other counties and cities throughout the state—  (Exact percentages for Southern California counties and cities are listed in table below) Through the Permanent Local…

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