— Count results are pre-pandemic — — HUD likely to release official count results by end of year — In 2020, 22 of the 44 California Continuums of Care (CoCs) conducted an unsheltered and sheltered homeless count in January and publicly reported and/or shared their results with Urban Initiatives to be included in this report. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) does not require CoCs to complete an unsheltered count in even-number years. The other 22 CoCs conducted a sheltered count. HUD will combine their 2020 sheltered counts with their 2019 unsheltered counts and report their totals…


— The number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted as homeless in the United States in 2019 was half (50.4%) the number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted in 2005 —

— In contrast, the number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted as homeless in California in 2019 was more than half (55.0%) of the persons counted in 2005 —

Figure 1 shows the contrast between the number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted as homeless in the United States in 2019 and the number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted as homeless in California.
Figure 1. …


— As the number of permanent supportive housing beds has increased,
so has the number of chronically homeless persons—

— See map below for the number of chronically homeless persons
counted by each continuum of care in 2019 —

— See map below for the number of permanent supportive housing beds
reported by each continuum of care in 2019 —

— Implications for next steps focus on unprecedented
California legislation and funding sources for homelessness —

Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is an evidence-based housing intervention that combines on-going rental assistance with supportive services such as health and mental health care…

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