–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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Last week, the Governor announced that he signed 13 bills giving county and city governments more legal authority to remove regulatory barriers to establish supportive housing and shelters to confront the state’s homelessness crisis. To read the announcement click here. The announcement lists and briefly describes the 13 bills. The list and brief descriptions are…

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–-Unprecedented Opportunity Provides California with a Unique Chance to Creatively Coordinate A Course of Action– –Recent Legislation and Related Funding Have Created an Extraordinary Opening That Can Be Collectively Clutched by State Officials, Counties, Cities, and Continuums of Care– Recent state legislation has made permanent supportive housing (PSH) a land use by right throughout California.…

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–-Release of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is expected in September for approximately $165 million in non-competitive allocations— —Click here to see your city and/or county preliminary permanent local housing allocation on pages 8ff– –applications will be accepted over-the-counter that may include qualified subrecipients– –Local commissions, coalitions, councils, continuums of care, and committees should…

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–Purpose of the funding is to streamline housing approvals, accelerate housing production, and facilitate housing affordability– –All 539 cities and counties are eligible to apply for their share of the $165 Million non-competitive funds through an over-the-counter process— —Only nine jurisdictions have been awarded so far— –Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through…

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California Continuums of Care, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), State of California, and Successful Placement in or Retention of Permanent Housing HUD and State of California increasingly require annual performance reports as a competitive element for homelessness related funding See Table 1 for percentage-based performance results for each California Continuum of Care…

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