Current California Legislation Concerning Homelessness: What Is Going to the Governor for Approval and What Is Not

September 8, 2020

While legislation to help solve statewide homelessness unlike ever before is going to the Governor for approval, other needed legislation…

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The Increasing Need for Trauma-informed Care Shelters

August 3, 2020

Trauma-informed shelters can eliminate many of the reasons why persons living homeless on the streets refuse to stay in a…

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Black Women Are Unequivocally Overrepresented among Women Dying While Homeless in the County and City of Los Angeles

July 20, 2020

Black women represented 9% of the total number of women living in Los Angeles County during 2018 and 2019. However,…

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Homelessness Continues to Significantly Increase in Southern California According to 2020 Homeless Counts

June 29, 2020

10% more persons were counted in 2020 when compared to 2019 which followed a previous 10% increase when the 2019…

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How Should We Respond to the Pain Precipitated by the Pandemic?

June 20, 2020

We need to respond to the pain precipitated by the pandemic by doing as much good for as many people…

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It is Time for the State of California, Counties, Cities, and Continuums of Care to Collectively Prepare to Solve Homelessness in a Post-Pandemic Era

May 25, 2020

It is time to boost a “whatever it takes” approach to house homeless households by designing a flexible pool of…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: How Should We Respond to the Dying of the Elderly?

May 16, 2020

To rise in the presence of the elderly can evolve into action beyond an act of respect and recognition during…

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It is Time for California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) and State of California to Mutually Advance Data Collection, Distribution, and Technology to Help Solve Homelessness

May 4, 2020

CoCs and state offices, councils, and agencies that focus on homelessness could include mutually beneficial questions to PIT count surveys…

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California Continuums of Care 2019-2020 HMIS Lead Agencies

April 28, 2020

See table at https://homelessstrategy.com/california-continuums-of-care-2019-2020-hmis-lead-agencies/

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California Continuums of Care 2019-2020 Lead Agencies (aka Collaborative Applicants or Administrative Entities)

April 28, 2020

See table at https://homelessstrategy.com/california-continuums-of-care-2019-lead-agencies-aka-collaborative-applicants-or-administrative-entities/

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Map of California Continuums of Care Comparing 2017 and 2019 Homeless Counts

April 28, 2020

See the map at https://homelessstrategy.com/map-of-california-continuums-of-care-comparing-2017-and-2019-homeless-counts/

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The Importance of Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of California Continuums of Care (CoCs) in Solving Homelessness

April 28, 2020

This initial post focuses on the importance of understanding the composition of California’s CoCs in terms of jurisdiction, governance, and…

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COVID-19: How Should We Respond to the Death and Dying?

April 18, 2020

We hear the groans through the media, the distressing daily stories and updates about the number of persons who have…

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Social Distancing and Social Distance: What’s the Difference?

April 3, 2020

As we practice social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our acts of social distancing are…

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Reserving Homeless Housing, Assistance, & Prevention Program (HHAP) Funding for Morbidity/Mortality Prevention

November 18, 2019

Each jurisdiction has an opportunity to reserve an appropriate amount of HHAP funding that can be spent over five years…

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The Tender Touch of Taps: the Bugle Call

June 7, 2019

The distinct 24-note graceful and grieving bugle call known as Taps has stirred deep feelings of sadness, sorrow, and sting…

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“To be Willing to March into Hell for a Heavenly Cause”

January 25, 2019

This past week we commemorated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) who would have turned 90 years old…

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

December 17, 2018

3 deceased women per week were noted as “indigent – homeless” by the County of Los Angeles Department of Medical…

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

December 10, 2018

17 deceased persons per week were noted as “indigent – homeless” by the County of Los Angeles Department of Medical…

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Commemorating Advent and the 50-Year Ago Christmas Eve Adventure of Apollo 8: A Complimentary Commemoration for Contemplation of Civilization Part III in a Series

December 7, 2018

Apollo 8 crew saw humanity unlike ever before on December 24, Christmas Eve, 1968, which in turn changed how we…

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Commemorating Advent and the 50-Year Old Christmas Eve Adventure of Apollo 8: A Complimentary Commemoration for Contemplation of the Cosmos: Part II in a Series

November 30, 2018

As the lunar horizon hove into view, (Astronaut Bill) Anders was startled to see a glowing blue and white ball…

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Preparing for Advent, Insight, and the Descent of the Mars Lander

November 24, 2018

As we await the landing of Insight, NASA’s lander, to touch down on Mars on Monday, November 26 at approximately…

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Remembering Author and Activist Upton Sinclair

November 22, 2018

Upton Sinclair passed away 50 years ago on November 25, 1968. He was a controversial figure to say the least.…

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Advent, Attentiveness, and the Admiration of the Apollo 8 Assignment: A Complimentary Commemoration

November 17, 2018

Commemorating Apollo 8 50 years later can be an integrative spiritual experience for Christians this year because the mesmerizing and…

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Can We Finish the Job of Ending Homelessness Among Veterans in California?

November 13, 2018

Nearly three-fourths of california continuums of care recently reported not having sufficient resources to move homeless veterans into permanent housing…

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Commemorating Armistice Day 100 Years Later: Allow Some Time to be Still and Sit in Silence

November 11, 2018

One hundred years ago yesterday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, millions of soldiers laid down their…

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Fifty years ago come December 24 (Christmas Eve), 1968, the Apollo 8 mission changed how we see the earth and ourselves forever.

November 4, 2018

Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968 and took nearly three days (68 hours) to travel the distance to the…

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California, Racial Disparities, and Homelessness

October 22, 2018

What did 41 California continuums of care answer when asked about racial disparities in the provision or outcome of homeless…

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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?

October 15, 2018

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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Commemorating the Birth of Nelson Mandela By Remembering What He Was Prepared to Die For

July 14, 2018

Nelson Mandela was born a 100 years ago on July 18, 1918. He dedicated his life to ending the apartheid…

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