Policy Insights

Get access to briefs, reports, fact sheets, and other timely commentary and analysis to help local stakeholders and decision-makers shape local policies for solving homelessness and increasing affordable housing in California.

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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The Impact of 2018 Homeless Count Results Upon the Scoring of the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Did Your California CoC lose points because of increases in the number of chronically homeless households and homeless veterans? See the data tables below to determine the impact of increases…

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Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California has Decelerated during this Decade

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–Homelessness among veterans decreased significantly during the first half of this decade but appears to be increasing slightly during the second half– –Three-fourths of California Continuums of Care (CoCs) recently…

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California Continuums of Care: What Stakeholders Are Participating and What Stakeholders Are Not

By Joe Colletti, PhD

-Most Identified Stakeholders Included Mental Health and Domestic Violence Advocates- -Least Identified Stakeholders Included Local Jails and LGBT Service Organizations- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently…

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Continuum of Care Letter of Support for VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Applications

By Joe Colletti, PhD

“A strong letter of support (should) highlight how the applicant supports and participates in the CoC efforts” as noted in Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) A new SSVF NOFA has…

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