The 2021 Legislative Session concluded on September 10. The last day the Governor could act on legislation was October 10. The Legislature is scheduled to reconvene on January 3, 2022 to further the next legislative session. Regarding homelessness, the approved 2021 legislation requires: Renaming the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to the California Interagency Council…

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Heeding to the State’s Call to Weave Its Soon to be Released Unprecedented Funding Together with Unprecedented Federal Funding Could Prevent and End Homelessness for Tens of Thousands of Persons Statewide During the Next Few Years California, counties, cities, continuums of care, communities, coalitions, commissions, and committees have a chance to collaborate with and challenge…

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As stated in AB 140,  The program shall give preference to proposals that promote rapid innovation, accelerate nascent programs, expand promising practices, and meet new demands and conditions for solutions targeted towards ending family homelessness Ch 8. 50256 (2). Program funding shall be prioritized for jurisdictions that can demonstrate cross-systems collaboration, multifunder initiatives, and innovative…

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$50 Million to be Awarded to Resolve Homelessness In Encampments With 50 or More Dwellers Data and outcomes will be evaluated to assess efficacy of programs and identify scalable best practices that can be replicated across the state. Report will be made to the chairs of the relevant fiscal and policy committees in both houses…

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A First-of-Its Kind Report States that Cities Spend Millions to Clear Encampments that Largely Shuffle Residents from One Site to Another  The Report also Calls for Research to Determine the Costs Associated With Residents Trauma When Shuffled from One Encampment to Another  A Jurisdiction’s Encampment Strategy Should Evolve Over Time Encampment Focused Funding Strategy As…

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First round Homekey funding was awarded to eligible applicants in approximately half of California’s 58 counties  Second round Homekey funding would provide another opportunity for eligible applicants to receive funding in the other half of counties The Governor’s 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature includes $1.75 billion one-time funding to further the successful pace…

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