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The Number of Persons Counted by California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) as Chronically Homeless, Chronic Substance Users, and Severely Mentally Ill Continues to Increase Throughout the State

By Joe Colletti, PhD

A 2023 to 2022 homeless count comparison of each subpopulation for the entire State, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California is detailed below Click here to see a regional…

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2023 California Homeless Count Results Released By HUD Reveal a Statewide Increase of Nearly 6% When Compared to 2022 Homeless Count Results

By Joe Colletti, PhD

A comparison by region reveals a decrease (2.1%) for Northern California CoCs an increase (4.3%) for Central California CoCs and an increase (10.8%) for Southern California CoCs.  A comparison by…

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2023 Homeless Count Results Reveal a Total Increase of 11% Among Three-Fourths of Continuums of Care (CoCs) That Counted 3,000 or More Persons in 2022

By Joe Colletti, PhD

One-fourth of these CoCs have not yet publicly reported their 2023 results or did not Complete a Sheltered and Unsheltered Count in 2023 In 2022, 39 CoCs counted 3,000 or…

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Partial 2023 California Homeless Count Results Reveal a Statewide Increase of Nearly 9%

By Joe Colletti, PhD

More than Half (24) of California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) Publicly Reported Their 2023 Homeless Count to Date The 24 CoCs counted 126,082 persons as sheltered and unsheltered in…

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Number of People Experiencing Homelessness (PEH) who Died in Los Angeles County More than Doubled during the Past Five Years

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Number of PEH who died by accident more than doubled. Number of PEH who died by homicide more than doubled. Number of Black PEH who died more than doubled. Number…

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Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans is Within Reach in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

2022 Homeless Count Reveals a Goal of Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans is Within Reach for Many of California’s 44 Continuums of Care Northern California, Central California, and Southern California…

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