Homelessness is much more than the absence of physical housing; it is a tension-filled, trauma-filled, and treacherous condition that too often results in injuries and fatalities. Read more at State of California’s Plans to Integrate a Wide-Range of Homelessness Data Sources Should Include Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Records of Persons Who Died Homeless – Homeless and Housing…

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It is time to boost a “whatever it takes” approach to house homeless households by designing a flexible pool of funds to respond rapidly to the homeless experiences of individuals and families unlike ever before. Read more at https://homelessstrategy.com/it-is-time-for-state-of-california-counties-cities-and-continuums-of-care-to-collectively-prepare-to-solve-homelessness-in-a-post-pandemic-era/

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CoCs and state offices, councils, and agencies that focus on homelessness could include mutually beneficial questions to PIT count surveys to obtain local, regional, and state-wide desired data. Read more at https://homelessstrategy.com/it-is-time-for-californias-44-continuums-of-care-cocs-and-state-of-california-to-mutually-advance-data-collection-distribution-and-technology-to-help-solve-homelessness/

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Each jurisdiction has an opportunity to reserve an appropriate amount of HHAP funding that can be spent over five years for homeless persons languishing on the streets with life-threatening and terminal illnesses and especially for those who have also been aging on the streets. Read more at https://homelessstrategy.com/reserving-homeless-housing-assistance-prevention-program-hhap-funding-for-morbidity-mortality-prevention/

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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 among homeless women was 62, which rose to 146 in 2017 and represents an increase of more than 200% within the five-year period. Read more at https://homelessstrategy.com/women-dying-while-homeless-in-los-angeles-county-part-i-trends/

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What did 41 California continuums of care answer when asked about racial disparities in the provision or outcome of homeless assistance? 68% indicated that there were racial disparities and selected strategies to address the issues. Read more at https://homelessstrategy.com/california-racial-disparities-and-homelessness/

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80% indicated that there were racial disparities and selected strategies to address the issues. Read more at https://urban-initiatives.org/brief/what-did-the-continuums-of-care-with-the-largest-number-of-persons-experiencing-homelessness-in-the-u-s-answer-when-asked-about-racial-disparities-in-the-provision-or-outcome-of-homeless-assistance/

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