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.

Proposed 2023 California Legislation Concerning Homelessness Continues to Evolve

By Joe Colletti, PhD | January 30, 2023

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…

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Number of Persons Counted as Chronically Homeless, as Chronic Substance Users, as Severely Mentally Ill Continues to Increase Significantly for the Entire State of California and Within Each of the Largest Regions

By Joe Colletti, PhD | January 9, 2023

A Homeless Count Comparison of Each Subpopulation for the Entire State, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California is Detailed Below HUD recently released the 2022 homeless count data Click…

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A Comparison of California 2022 Total Homeless Count Data to 2020 Total Count Data by Region: Northern California; Central California; and Southern California

By Joe Colletti, PhD | December 20, 2022

HUD recently released the 2022 homeless count data Click here to see the regional map A comparison by region reveals the following, which is detailed in Tables 1 – 3…

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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.

2023 California Legislation Concerning Homelessness is Beginning to Take Shape

By Joe Colletti, PhD | December 12, 2022

Several Bills Introduced Last Week Reveal the Kind of Actions That Legislators Want to Become Law During the 2023 Legislative Session to Further Help Mitigate the Statewide Homelessness Crisis California legislation…

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Governor Approved Several Legislative Bills Concerning Homelessness During the 2022 Legislative Session: What’s in the Legislation?

By Joe Colletti, PhD | October 24, 2022

The last day for each house to pass bills was August 31. The last day the Governor could approve legislation was September 30. The Legislature is scheduled to reconvene in…

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What’s in the Governor’s 2022-23 May Revision Budget Regarding Homelessness?

By Joe Colletti, PhD | May 16, 2022

The Administration’s commitment to extend the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program at current levels ($1 billion) for additional years beyond FY 2022-23. An additional $150 million for Homekey in…

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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.

The 20 Continuums of Care with the Largest Homeless Populations in the U.S., Public Housing Agencies and Programs, and Homeless Admission Preference

By Joe Colletti, PhD | March 5, 2018

See Each Percent of New Homeless Household Admissions in Table Below There was an annual decrease in the total number of persons counted as homeless in the United States during…

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California Public Housing Agencies and Homeless Admission Preference

By Joe Colletti, PhD | February 20, 2018

Find the Percent of New Homeless Household Admissions into Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs for the California Public Housing Agency(ies) in Your Area?   As a promising practice,…

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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.