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.

It is Time for the State of California, Counties, Cities, and Continuums of Care to Collectively Prepare to Solve Homelessness in a Post-Pandemic Era

By Joe Colletti, PhD | May 25, 2020

The Time Has Come to Design a Flexible Pool of Funds to Rapidly Respond to Homelessness Unlike Ever Before –See Recommendations for Next Steps Below– It is time to boost…

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It is Time for California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) and State of California to Mutually Advance Data Collection, Distribution, and Technology to Help Solve Homelessness

By Joe Colletti, PhD | May 4, 2020

While We Await the Creation of a State-wide Homeless Data Integration System There are Decisions That 44 CoCs and State Can Make Together Now to Obtain Local, Regional and State-wide…

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The Importance of Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of California Continuums of Care (CoCs) in Solving Homelessness

By Joe Colletti, PhD | April 28, 2020

Forging a closer partnership between CoCs and State, Counties, Cities, and Community Stakeholders is Imperative California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) encompass the entire state (see map); Each CoC has…

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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.

Spending $100 Million to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 among Persons Experiencing Homelessness in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD | April 6, 2020

–Funds were awarded to California’s 13 largest cities, 44 continuums of care, and 58 counties which are noted in the tables below— –Evolving next steps are also noted below– On…

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Reserving Homeless Housing, Assistance, & Prevention Program (HHAP) Funding for Morbidity/Mortality Prevention

By Joe Colletti, PhD | November 18, 2019

–Homeless persons left languishing on the streets with life-threatening and terminal illnesses Has become a burgeoning crisis throughout the State of California– –If each jurisdiction dedicated at least 10% of…

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Recent Legislation Continues to Shape a State-wide Strategy for Ending Chronic Homelessness

By Joe Colletti, PhD | November 4, 2019

–Low Barrier Navigation Centers are now a “use by right” throughout California as noted below– –Finding Space to Solve Chronic Homelessness is Critical– –Leveraging State with Federal & Local Public…

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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.