How Many California Continuum of Care Projects Funded through the Federal Continuum of Care Program are Implementing a Housing First Approach?
Homelessness, HUD, Housing First, and California Continuums of Care How Many California Continuum of Care Projects Funded through the Federal Continuum of Care Program are Implementing a Housing First Approach? —99% or 908 of 917 Are Designated as Housing First— What will it take to reach 100%? HUD will require the nine remaining projects to…Read More
How Many California Continuums of Care (CoCs) Have a Move On Strategy with Affordable Housing Providers in Their Jurisdictions?
-68% of California CoCs Have a Move On Strategy- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked each Continuum of Care (CoC) applicant the following question, which was included in the 2018 Continuum of Care Program application: “Does the CoC have a Move On strategy with affordable housing providers in its jurisdiction (e.g.,…Read More
How Many California Continuums of Care Demonstrated the Ability to Reallocate Lower Performing Projects to Create New Higher Performing Projects Based on Performance Review of Existing Projects?
-Table 1 Lists Those That Did and Those That Did Not- As part of the 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program competition, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked CoC applicants to “Demonstrate the ability to reallocate lower performing projects to create new higher performing projects that is based on performance review…Read More
How Many Total Temporary and Permanent Supportive Beds for Homeless Persons Are There in California and How Many Are Participating in the Homeless Management Information System?
Highlights: There are at least 131,187 temporary and permanent beds; 70% of temporary and permanent beds are in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); Primary reasons why there is difficulty achieving HUD’s 85% goal: Limited participation by HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program; and Limited participation of privately funded organizations including faith-based organizations; See Table…Read More
Can We Finish the Job of Ending Homelessness Among Veterans in California?
-Nearly Three-fourths of California Continuums of Care Recently Reported Not Having Sufficient Resources to Move Homeless Veterans into Permanent Housing Using a Housing First Approach- (see Table 2 below) Joe Colletti, PhD and Sofia Herrera, PhD Hub for Urban Initiatives Homeless and Housing Strategies for California November 2018 As we await the release of the…Read More
How Many California Continuums of Care Recently Changed Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Software Vendors?
-11 or 27% of 41 recently changed HMIS software vendors- Joe Colletti, PhD October 2018 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently provided a Data Strategy for CoCs to best use HMIS to accomplish the ultimate goal of ending homelessness in their jurisdictions. The strategy emphasizes data quality and accuracy, system-level…Read More