The total number of unsheltered and sheltered families decreased between 2010 and 2016.2 In 2010, there were 8,312 unsheltered and sheltered families and 7,338 in 2016, which represents a decrease of 974 families or 12%. There were 2,362 unsheltered families in 2010 and 1,564 in 2016, which represents a significant decrease of 798 families or 34%. The total number of sheltered families decreased slightly between 2010 and 2016. In 2010, there were 5,950 sheltered families and 5,774 in 2016, which represents a decrease of 176 families or 3%.
- Increasing the Number of Rapid Rehousing Units
- Permanent Housing Bonus Continuum of Care Program Competition;
- reallocation of renewal funding through the Continuum of Care Program Competition;
- Emergency Solutions Grant; and
- California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Housing Support Program (HSP).
- Use All the Following Factors to Prioritize Families
- Vulnerability to victimization;
- Number of previous homeless episodes;
- Unsheltered homelessness;
- Criminal history;
- Bad credit or rental history including not having been a leaseholder; and
- Head of household has mental/physical disabilities.
- Use All Four Strategies Noted by HUD to Rapidly Rehouse Every Family Within 30 Days of Those Families Becoming Homeless
- coordinated entry process;
- Housing First approach;
- maximizing Continuum of Care (CoC) funds; and
- maximizing Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.
- Ensure that all emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent housing (PSH and RRH) providers within the CoC do not deny admission to or separate any family members from other members of their family based on age, sex, gender or disability when entering shelter or housing.
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