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A Substantial Number of Continuums of Care in California Counted Considerably More Persons Who Were Homeless in 2019 When Compared to Their 2017 Counts

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–Some CoCs have not yet publicly reported their count results– –Several CoCs counted between one-third and two-thirds more persons– –A few CoCs counted three-fourths or more persons — –Reported count…

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The Role of Collaborative Applicants in Combating the Homelessness Crisis in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–Click on the Link Below to See the list of California’s Collaborative Applicants— –Most are Counties, Some are Non-Profit Coalitions, and a Few are Cities– During this past decade, counties,…

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It is Time to Shape Housing Search into a Sole Responsibility of Dedicated Housing Locators in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–Next steps should involve influencing future legislative language and delineating current legislative language– In California, housing search has largely happened through the efforts of housing navigators, street outreach workers, case…

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The Impact of 2018 Homeless Count Results Upon the Scoring of the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Did Your California CoC lose points because of increases in the number of chronically homeless households and homeless veterans? See the data tables below to determine the impact of increases…

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Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California has Decelerated during this Decade

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–Homelessness among veterans decreased significantly during the first half of this decade but appears to be increasing slightly during the second half– –Three-fourths of California Continuums of Care (CoCs) recently…

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California Continuums of Care: What Stakeholders Are Participating and What Stakeholders Are Not

By Joe Colletti, PhD

-Most Identified Stakeholders Included Mental Health and Domestic Violence Advocates- -Least Identified Stakeholders Included Local Jails and LGBT Service Organizations- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently…

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See our breakdowns of major California legislation focused on homelessness and housing, including the opportunities for funding they may provide organizations in the state.

California Continuums of Care, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), State of California, and Successful Placement in or Retention of Permanent Housing

By Joe Colletti, PhD

California Continuums of Care, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), State of California, and Successful Placement in or Retention of Permanent Housing HUD and State of California increasingly…

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What’s in the 2019-20 Proposed California Governor’s Budget for Homelessness?

By Joe Colletti, PhD

-More One-Time Funds Are Planned- Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed state budget for 2019-20, which includes more funds to help end homelessness. As noted in the…

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California Homeless Youth Act of 2018: Update

By Joe Colletti, PhD

The California Homeless Youth Act of 2018 was recently passes by both houses of the Legislature and presented to the Governor last week for approval. A homeless youth “is an…

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Housing for a Healthy California Program Update

By Joe Colletti, PhD

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be released during the spring, 2019. Funds must be used to address the problem of high costs incurred by health system for homeless…

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