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Dying While Homeless is a Burgeoning Crisis in California That Necessitates Systemic Changes

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Infants and Fetuses are Among the Dead Assembly Bill 271 Authorizes Counties to Establish a Homeless Death Review Committee  National Health Care for the Homeless Council provides and promotes guidance…

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Continuums of Care Should Begin to Compare Homeless Count Data to American Community Survey Data to Help Reveal Race and Ethnicity Overrepresentation Among Homeless Populations in Cities in the Entire Geography That They Serve

By Joe Colletti, PhD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has taken action to ensure that Continuums of Care accomplish a comparative analysis of race and ethnicity distribution within the entire…

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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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