As the number of females counted as homeless surges in California so must our (HER) homeless emergency response  HER Teams must be skilled at integrating a trauma-informed approach into their street outreach and engagement activities; HER Teams understand that the lasting effects of trauma and the fear of being re-traumatized may cause too many females…

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Forging an unprecedented partnership between CoCs and State government, counties, cities, and community stakeholders is timely Recently approved and proposed legislation and budgeted funding provides State government with an opportunity to weave together an unprecedented homelessness strategy that builds upon existing actions and plans Maximizing the extensive and influential roles and responsibilities of CoCs would…

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$800 million was recently allocated through Round 3 of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevent Grant Program by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) to eligible applicants—continuums of care (CoCs), Large Cities, and Counties—based on their proportionate share of the state’s homeless population according to the pre-pandemic 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count The 2022 Point-in-Time…

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CoCs are using technology to transform homeless count data collection CoCs can shape homeless count data into dynamic local databases over the coming years through the use of other technology tools for data integration and analytics Forty-two (42) of California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) will conduct a 2022 unsheltered homeless count. Forty (40) of…

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Changes in HMIS Software Vendors Happened Prior to Significant State Changes in HMIS Program Data Reporting Requirements    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…

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Nearly half of California’s 44 CoCs do not Conduct Unsheltered Counts during even number years 16 of 23 Northern California CoCs; 3 of 8 Central California CoCs; and 2 of 13 Southern California CoCs did not Conduct an Unsheltered PIT Count in 2020  (Click here to see Map of California CoCs by Region) The U.S.…

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