Policy Insights

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Hundreds of Persons with HIV/AIDS Continue to Live on the Streets and in Shelters in California according to Recent Homeless Counts

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Map of California showing number of homeless persons with HIV/AIDS counted in 2019 in each continuum of care

Print PDF–The number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted as homeless in the United States in 2019 was half (50.4%) the number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted in 2005– –In contrast,…

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Progress Towards Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California Has Slowed in Recent Years

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Print PDF –After Significant Progress towards Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California throughout the Years 2011 – 2016, the Trend has Reversed during the Past Three Years According to Recent…

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The Persistence of Chronic Homelessness in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Print PDF –As the number of permanent supportive housing beds has increased, so has the number of chronically homeless persons instead of decreasing– –See map below for the number of…

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Breaking Down the 2019 U.S. Homeless Count Numbers by Regions and Divisions Established by the U.S. Census Bureau

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Print PDF –-More than one-third (34.7%) of all persons were counted in Region 4: West; Division 9, (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)– –More than half (54.8%) of all persons…

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Comparing California’s 2019 Homeless Count Results to 2018 Results by Regions and Continuums of Care

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Print PDF –See California Continuums of Care (CoCs) Map Noting Increase or Decrease for Each CoC– –all 44 California CoCs had a collective increase of 16.4% (see Table 1)– –all…

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Caveats When Comparing California’s 2018 and 2019 Homeless Count Results

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Print PDF The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires continuums of care (CoCs) to complete an unsheltered and sheltered homeless count every other year, which occurs on…

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