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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The reality of Los Angeles County’s homelessness crisis is a body count  Nearly four persons a day died homeless on the Streets of Los Angeles County during 2020  Furthering the Integration of Street Outreach and Street Medicine is Imperative to Save Lives This report is based on publicly accessible data from the County of Los…

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California’s 44 Continuums of Care Should Echo the Announcement and do Everything in their Power to Finish Ending Veteran Homelessness in their Jurisdictions  Local Data Throughout California Reveals the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness is Within Reach for Many Continuums of Care (see map below) –This is the first in a series of reports about…

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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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