Policy Insights

Get access to briefs, reports, fact sheets, and other timely commentary and analysis to help local stakeholders and decision-makers shape local policies for solving homelessness and increasing affordable housing in California.

Homelessness Continues to Significantly Increase in California According to January 2020 Homeless Counts

By Joe Colletti, PhD

  —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…

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Recent Homelessness Data Reveals California’s Significant Shift Concerning Types of Temporary and Permanent Housing Beds

By Joe Colletti, PhD

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…

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The Increasing Need for Trauma-informed Care Shelters

By Joe Colletti, PhD

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…

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Black Women Dying Homeless in Los Angeles City and County

By Joe Colletti, PhD

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…

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Homelessness Continues to Significantly Increase in Southern California According to 2020 Homeless Counts

By Joe Colletti, PhD

10% more persons were counted in 2020 when compared to 2019 which followed a previous 10% increase when the 2019 count is compared to 2018 In 2020, 11 of the…

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It is Time for the State of California, Counties, Cities, and Continuums of Care to Collectively Prepare to Solve Homelessness in a Post-Pandemic Era

By Joe Colletti, PhD

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…

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