Category: Homelessness


UCLA CHPR Issues Policy Paper on Health, Housing, and Homelessness

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) recently published a policy paper entitled, “Opening Doors for All: Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness.” The policy paper follows a 2021 virtual event convened by UCLA CHPR focused on the intersection of health and homelessness, emphasizing lessons learned to inform California…

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Newsom Proposes New Policy Framework for CARE Courts in All 58 Counties

On Thursday during a visit to a mental health treatment center in Santa Clara County, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new policy framework to assist people living with untreated mental health and substance use disorders. The framework, entitled the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court, would require counties to provide comprehensive treatment to the…

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Newsom Awards $50 Million to Local Governments to Address Homeless Encampments

On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the award of $50 million in grants to 19 local governments throughout the state to provide shelter or housing for more than 1,400 individuals currently experiencing homelessness in encampments. Among awardees announced this week include Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Orange, and Marin counties. The Newsom Administration additionally…

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CA Budget & Policy Center Releases Report on Homelessness in California

The California Budget & Policy Center this week released a brief on the demographics of homelessness in California. The report highlights the various and complex reasons individuals experience homelessness, as well as the importance of tailoring interventions to different types and scales to support unhoused residents statewide. The report’s primary findings include: Homelessness in California…

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Newsom Administration Announces Additional Homelessness Funding Awards

The Newsom Administration within the past week announced a series of funding awards to address homelessness throughout California. We detail these announcements below: $38 Million Announced to Combat Youth Homelessness Governor Gavin Newsom late last week announced $38 million in new grant programs for community-based organizations statewide through the Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing…

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Newsom Administration Announces Homekey, Housing Affordability Awards

The Newsom Administration recently announced a series of actions related to homelessness and housing. Below, we highlight these actions: Homekey Awards Issued to More Jurisdictions Governor Gavin Newsom this month announced additional awards for new Homekey projects to provide housing units to people exiting homelessness. Homekey, launched in 2020, seeks to provide more permanent housing…

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HHS, HUD Announce Expanded Resource Partnership

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the expansion of a partnership established earlier this year to improve access to affordable, accessible housing, and the critical services that make community living possible. HHS and HUD announced the launch of a…

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California Launches Homeless Encampment Grant Program for Local Governments

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) has released the application for $50 million in funding for the Encampment Resolution Grant Program. The funds will be available on a competitive basis to local governments that commit to addressing specific, persistent encampments by using these resources to provide pathways…

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Biden-Harris Administration Launches House America Initiative

This week, the Biden-Harris Administration launched House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis. The initiative, to be led by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, is a national partnership in which HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) invite state and local government officials…

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UCLA CHPR to Host Symposium on Health, Housing, and Homelessness

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research will host a virtual symposium on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5 entitled, “Opening Doors for All: Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness.” The symposium will bring together public health leaders, community advocates, policymakers, and other thought leaders to identify past successes…

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