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.

Women Dying While Homeless in Los Angeles County – Part I: Trends

By Joe Colletti, PhD

-3 deceased women per week were noted as “indigent – homeless” by the County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner in 2017- -In 2013, the total number of deaths…

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Dying While Homeless in Los Angeles County – Part I: Trends

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Dying While Homeless in Los Angeles County – Part I: Trends -17 deceased persons per week were noted as “indigent – homeless” by the County of Los Angeles Department of…

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Is Your California County Preparing for an Allocation of One-time Funding for Persons with Serious Mental Illness Who Are Homeless or At Risk of Becoming Homeless?

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–$50 Million for Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment Program- Joe Colletti, PhD Hub for Urban Initiatives September 2018 California Senate Bill 840 (SB 840) provides one-time flexible funding in…

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Are California Counties Ready for the Newly Established Housing for a Healthy California Program?

By Joe Colletti, PhD

-Counties must tie rental subsidies to health care services- -Counties must meet established requirements to be eligible for funds- -Counties should be preparing to meet the requirements to become eligible-…

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Are You Ready for the Newly Established California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program?

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–Administrative Entities will Request the Funds- -Continuum of Care Service Areas are the Targeted Regions- -Subrecipients May Receive Funding to Implement Eligible Activities- The California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program…

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What’s in the California State Budget 2018-19 for Homelessness? It Contains the Largest Affordable Housing and Homelessness Budget to Date

By Joe Colletti, PhD

The following table is from page 118 of the California State Budget 2018-19, which lists the programs and their budgeted funds as the “Homelessness Response in the 2018-19 Budget.” Also…

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