Policy Insights

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To End Chronic Homelessness in California We Need to Distinguish Permanent Supportive Housing from Affordable Housing

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Young man meeting with case worker - with text Ending Chronic Homelessness Requires Home-based Case Management

When someone says we need more affordable housing to end homelessness, it is often an unintended half-truth. National, state, and local policymakers and advocates regularly define affordable housing as a…

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Are All Persons Sleeping in Vehicles Homeless and Should They Be Included in Homeless Counts?

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Line of RVs vans and trucks on street with text over image reading Homeless or Not

The lack of affordable housing has resulted in more persons living in vehicles according to recent media reports. As rents have increased, so has the number of persons who are…

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