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.
2023 Homeless Count Results Reveal a Total Increase of 11% Among Three-Fourths of Continuums of Care (CoCs) That Counted 3,000 or More Persons in 2022
One-fourth of these CoCs have not yet publicly reported their 2023 results or did not Complete a Sheltered and Unsheltered Count in 2023 In 2022, 39 CoCs counted 3,000 or…Read More
More than Half (24) of California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) Publicly Reported Their 2023 Homeless Count to Date The 24 CoCs counted 126,082 persons as sheltered and unsheltered in…Read More
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
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.
Several Legislative Bills Concerning Homelessness Were Passed by the Legislature and Approved by the Governor in 2023 and Several Were Not
Governor Approved Several Legislative Bills Concerning Homelessness During the 2023 California Legislative Session: What’s in the Legislation? Also Several Legislative Bills Concerning Homelessness did not Make it Through the 2023…Read More
National Health Care for the Homeless Council Provides Guidance to Establish a Homeless Death Review Committee AB 271, which was passed by the Legislature and approved by the Governor last…Read More
Including Unaccompanied Women as a Subpopulation Priority will be Required to Receive State Funding to Address Homelessness Beginning Next Year
Including unaccompanied women as a subpopulation priority will be required to receive state funding to address homelessness beginning next year. Including domestic violence survivors and their children will also be…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 Total Temporary and Permanent Supportive Beds for Homeless Persons Are There in California and How Many Are Participating in the Homeless Management Information System?
Highlights: There are at least 131,187 temporary and permanent beds; 70% of temporary and permanent beds are in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); Primary reasons why there is difficulty…Read More
-Nearly Three-fourths of California Continuums of Care Recently Reported Not Having Sufficient Resources to Move Homeless Veterans into Permanent Housing Using a Housing First Approach- (see Table 2 below) Joe…Read More
How Many California Continuums of Care Recently Changed Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Software Vendors?
-11 or 27% of 41 recently changed HMIS software vendors- Joe Colletti, PhD October 2018 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently provided a Data Strategy…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.