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An Assessment of Homeless Services in Orange County

Susan Price (OC’s Continuum of Care Director aka The Homelessness Czar) assessment of homelessness services in Orange County and the need to do more. 43 pages. Includes glossary, program descriptions such as what does Continuum of Care mean? What is…

Pushing Back Against School Pushout: Student Homelessness and Opportunities for Change

A strong relationship exists between homelessness and academic achievement in America. More than one third of the nation’s unaccompanied youth reside in California. In fact, during the 2016-2017 school year, about 202,500 K-12 students experienced…

Fact Sheet: Housing First

A 2-page fact from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Answers these questions:
What is Housing First?
How is Housing First different from other approaches?
Who can be be helped by Housing First?
What are the elements of a Housing First…

The Impact of Supportive Housing on Surrounding Neighborhoods: Evidence from New York City

This 8-page policy brief is a summary of the Furman Center’s research on the effects supportive housing has on the values of surrounding properties.

...findings show that the values of properties within 500 feet of supportive housing …

Strategies to End Homelessness: Current Approaches to Evaluation

Homelessness is a concern throughout Canada in rural, urban, southern and northern areas (Wellesley Institute, 2010). One estimate of homelessness in Canada indicates that there are about 150,000 people who seek refuge in…

City of Irvine 2013 - 2021 Housing Element

The Irvine Housing Element (122 pages, PDF) is structured to reflect the “Housing Element Building Blocks” model developed by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

HCD is responsible for …

AB-448 Joint Powers Authority: Orange County Housing Trust (2017-2018)

A housing trust fund will be created for OC if CA passes AB 448 (Daly) 2018.

Below is excerpt introduced in response to the OC Homelessness crisis. Thanks to the tireless work of activists and advocates such as Orange County Poverty Alleviation…

A Survey of Best Practices: Communities Making A Difference

Most People Aren’t Affected by Homelessness. Until You Are. Until you come home from a war and just can’t tackle the day-to-day responsibilities needed to provide shelter. Until an elder, without money or family, takes to the street. Until the…

Impacts of Chico's Public Safety Approach to Homelessness: Initial Analyses  (2017)

This is a 25 page pdf study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff at CSU Chico. There is an executive summary on page 24-25.

Municipalities around the country are increasingly concerned about a rise in homelessness. While…

Homelessness Tools and Resources for Cities and Counties: Homelessness Task Force Report

48 page report. California is home to 21 of the 30 most expensive rental markets in the nation and the state does not have enough affordable housing stock to meet the demand of low-income households. The state’s 2.2 million extremely low-income and…

SB 35 Statewide Determination Summary

3 table; 7 page report from the California Dept. of Housing and Community Development is a determination that represents Annual Progress Report (APR) data received as of January 31, 2018, and will be updated at least quarterly to incorporate new or…

The State of the Nation's Housing 2018

Since 1988, the JCHS annual State of the Nation’s Housing report has provided an overview of housing market conditions in the U.S. This year's report marks the 30th anniversary; this year’s report not only examines recent trends, but assesses whether…

Building the System of Care

A set of three distinct presentations describe how the OC Continuum of Care is being built. The first, Assessment of Homeless Services of the County in 2016 and the progress made since then as well as future plans. The second is, Mental Health…
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