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.
As the number of females counted as homeless surges in California so must our (HER) homeless emergency response HER Teams must be skilled at integrating a trauma-informed approach into their…Read More
Forging an unprecedented partnership between CoCs and State government, counties, cities, and community stakeholders is timely Recently approved and proposed legislation and budgeted funding provides State government with an opportunity…Read More
A Significant Majority of California’s Continuums of Care Requested and Received an Exception from HUD to Delay Their 2022 Homeless Count for One Month Because of Pandemic-Related Reasons
$800 million was recently allocated through Round 3 of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevent Grant Program by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) to eligible applicants—continuums of care…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.
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…Read More
Shaping a Statewide Strategy for Housing Persons Living and Languishing on the Streets with Severe Mental Health and Chronic Substance Abuse Issues
A comparison of recent homeless count data reveals a 19% increase in the number of persons identified as severely mentally ill and a 72% increase in the number of chronic…Read More
Legislators Recently Introduced Several New Bills That Include Many New Actions to Help Reduce Statewide Homelessness
These bills propose creating new state departments; convening a funder’s workgroup; new grant programs and funding sources; a focus on selected subpopulations; new reporting requirements; option to provide state funding…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.
The 20 Continuums of Care with the Largest Homeless Populations in the U.S., Public Housing Agencies and Programs, and Homeless Admission Preference
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…Read More
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,…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.