Merely Creating Conventional Shelters will Minimally Reduce the Number of Homeless Persons Who Are Languishing on the Streets It is time to realize that many homeless persons are not willing to live in large open spaces for long periods of time with many people they do not know and some that they may know but…

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Black women are unequivocally overrepresented among women dying while homeless in the County and City of Los Angeles A Black woman-centered trauma-informed care approach needs to be fully considered for Black women who become homeless  Click here for a pdf copy of the following report This report is based on publicly accessible data from the…

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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 a “whatever it takes” approach to house homeless households by designing a flexible pool of funds to respond rapidly to the homeless experiences of individuals…

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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 Desired Data Incorporating mutually beneficial questions into 2021 CoC Point-in-Time Count Surveys for people experiencing homelessness to obtain local, regional and state-wide desired data including…

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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 a lead agency whose responsibility is to coordinate a wide-range of public and private partners within its jurisdiction including state, county, city, and community stakeholders;…

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