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Can CoC Planning Grant funds be used to provide payments or stipends through gift cards to people with lived experience who are assisting the CoC?

April 11, 2022

HUD AAQ response: Stipends paid to people with lived experience who actively participate in CoC planning activities would be an eligible planning cost. Payments in any form must be consistent…

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DHCS Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program​ and CA Continuums of Care

April 6, 2022

Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP) aims to improve health outcomes and access to whole person care services by addressing housing insecurity and instability as a social determinant of health…

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California Homelessness Landscape Assessment Study and Continuums of Care

April 4, 2022

This assessment will cover the impact of state programs across all 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) and all 58 counties in the state, in order to understand the ways state…

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2022 Continuum of Care Program Application

March 11, 2022

House and Senate pass H.R. 2471. Pages 1731 and 1732 includes a section noted as Homeless Assistance Grants. Based on the following text below which was copied from the bill,…

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CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO invites applications for the position of Housing Coordinator

February 8, 2022

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO invites applications for the position of Housing Coordinator SALARY: Hourly $35.10 – $43.10 Biweekly $2,808.00 – $3,448.00 Monthly $6,084.00 – $7,470.67 Annually $73,008.00 – $89,648.00…

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Two Recently Introduced 2022 Legislative Bills Concerning Homelessness

February 8, 2022

The two recently introduced 2022 legislative bills that concern homelessness are: SB 914 Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors and Data Systems: Local and State Support and Guidelines This bill would require…

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Question: Hello! Curious to hear if any other CoCs have had experiences with lived expertise advocates, who receive compensation for their services, have seen any of their benefits reduced due to such compensation? We have been experiencing it here in the LA CoC, which works almost as a disincentive for these advocates to provide their services. Thank you!

August 18, 2021

By Samantha Vethavanam Los Angeles City & County CoC

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Project Roomkey (PRK) Noncompetitive Need-Based Allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Were Announced Last Week

August 9, 2021

Must notify CDSS via email ( of intent to resume or establish a PRK no later than August 20, 2021 to request funds The announcement by the California Department of…

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California Legislation and Homelessness Update

August 4, 2021

Six Bills Concerning Homelessness will be Heard by Senate Appropriations Committee on August 16th The California State Legislature is currently on summer recess. Both the Assembly and the Senate are…

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Assembly Bill 140 and the Four Primary Sources of Homelessness Funding in the Budget Act of 2021 (AB 129)

July 20, 2021

Assembly Bill (AB) 140 contains four primary sources of homelessness funding. AB 140 includes Sections 4 – 14 that outline historic key investments for solving homelessness including the four primary…

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