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 January includes: AB 271 Homeless death review committees AB 86 Homelessness: lead entity AB 284 Department of Housing and Community Development: annual report: Homeless Housing,…

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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 here for a pdf copy of this report Chart 1 shows the following findings for the entire State of California The number of adults and…

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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 below: Northern California: The number of persons counted in 2020 was 52,214 and 59,614 in 2022 representing an increase of 7,440 persons or 14.2%; Southern…

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Continuums of Care and HMIS Software Vendors Need to Keep Pace with Expanding HMIS Requirements to Guide Data-Driven Statewide Policy Decisions There was a significant shift in HMIS software vendors among California’s Continuums of Care (CoCs) during the six-year period of 2016 through 2022, as evident in the following chart. *In 2016, Bowman Systems was…

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An unknown number of adults and children including infants die while homeless throughout California each year  Future state legislation and homelessness strategies should include more actions that focus on mortality prevention that help fulfill recommendations described in this report Several organizations in many California counties and cities each year produce “the other homeless count,” a…

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