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How Many Temporary and Permanent Housing Beds for Homeless Persons Are There in California? What Is the Bed Coverage Rate in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)?

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–– 137,292 temporary and permanent beds were reported by Continuums of Care in 2019– –Approximately one-third were temporary beds and two-thirds permanent– — Bed Coverage Rate Is Approximately Three-fourths– This…

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Central California and 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count Results

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Map of central California Continuums of Care

–U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will post official results in the fall–  –Recent Homeless Count Reports Reveal an Estimated 20% Increase in the Number of Homeless Persons Counted…

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Recent Homeless Count Reports from California Continuums of Care Reveal a Significant Increase in the Number of Homeless Persons Counted in 2019

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Complete map of California COntinuums of Care comparing 2017 and 2019 Homeless count data

–U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Will Post Official Results in the Fall—  –Estimated Number is Noted in the Table Below–  –More Than Three-fourths of California Continuums of…

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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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