The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Unsheltered Homelessness Needs to be Informed by 2022 State-wide, Regional, and Local Unsheltered PIT Counts.  HUD does not require CoCs to Conduct an Unsheltered Count During the Last 10 Days of January in Even-Number Years  16 of 23 Northern California CoCs; 3 of 8 Central California CoCs; and…

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Funding Increased Unevenly among the State’s 44 Continuums of Care  Some CoCs Experienced More Than a 100% Increase during the Past Decade And Others a Single Digit Increase or a Decrease as Noted in Table 2  Collectively, Funding for Each Region—Northern, Central, and Southern California—Increased Unevenly as Noted in Table 1  (Click here to see…

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Requiring a Trauma-Informed Design and Care Approach Should be a Condition to Receiving Homelessness Funding Adhering to a Trauma-Informed Design and Care approach should be a legislative requirement for receiving State of California funding to implement solutions to prevent and end homelessness just like a Housing First approach is required. Housing First Approach is Required…

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Unsheltered 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data will not be available for State legislative, funding, policy and planning purposes unlike past count data  All 44 California CoCs should be encouraged to conduct a 2022 PIT unsheltered count, even though HUD does not require PIT unsheltered counts during even number years, provided there are no longer any…

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Homelessness is much more than the absence of physical housing; it is a tension-filled, trauma-filled, and treacherous condition that too often results in injuries and fatalities. NOTE: Monday, December 21st, marks the 30th Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Legislative Actions Regarding State’s Homeless Data Integration System (HDIS) The State of California’s plans to integrate data…

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  —Count results are pre-pandemic— —HUD likely to release official count results by end of year— In 2020, 22 of the 44 California Continuums of Care (CoCs) conducted an unsheltered and sheltered homeless count in January and publicly reported and/or shared their results with Urban Initiatives to be included in this report. The U.S. Department…

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