—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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What Happened Emergency Shelter Beds Increased by Nearly 100% Transitional Housing Beds Decreased by Nearly 50% Permanent Supportive Housing Beds Increased by More than 50% Rapid Re-housing Beds More Than Doubled    What Is Happening An unprecedented amount of state funding is encouraging more shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing beds        What Needs…

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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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