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Proposed 2023 California Legislation Concerning Homelessness Continues to Evolve

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Bills Introduced in January Reveal the Kind of Actions That Legislators Want to Become Law During the 2023 Legislative Session to Help Mitigate the Statewide Homelessness Crisis Legislation introduced in…

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Number of Persons Counted as Chronically Homeless, as Chronic Substance Users, as Severely Mentally Ill Continues to Increase Significantly for the Entire State of California and Within Each of the Largest Regions

By Joe Colletti, PhD

A Homeless Count Comparison of Each Subpopulation for the Entire State, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California is Detailed Below HUD recently released the 2022 homeless count data Click…

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A Comparison of California 2022 Total Homeless Count Data to 2020 Total Count Data by Region: Northern California; Central California; and Southern California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

HUD recently released the 2022 homeless count data Click here to see the regional map A comparison by region reveals the following, which is detailed in Tables 1 – 3…

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Half of California’s Continuums of Care Changed Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Software Vendors Between 2016 and 2022

By Joe Colletti, PhD

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…

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California’s Continuums of Care 2022 Homeless Counts Reveal a Total Homeless Count Increase

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Total Homeless Count Comparisons Table 1 compares the 2022 total unsheltered and sheltered homeless count to the 2019 and 2020 total homeless counts for each CoC and a collective total…

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California, Homelessness, Mortality Prevention, and the Other Homeless Count

By Joe Colletti, PhD

An unknown number of adults and children including infants die while homeless throughout California each year  Future state legislation and homelessness strategies should include more actions that focus on mortality…

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