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LA County Loses Bid to Dismiss Homelessness Neglect Lawsuit

May 11, 2021 MARTIN MACIAS JR The Courthouse News- Read original article here The organization LA Alliance for Human Rights sued the city and county of Los Angeles in March 2020 seeking local government-provided care for homeless people and swift construction of shelter and housing options for the unhoused. The...

California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces Historic $12 Billion Package to Confront the Homelessness Crisis

Governor Newsom’s $100 billion California Comeback Plan proposes largest increase for homeless housing in California history, creating over 46,000 new units and helping hundreds of thousands of homeless Californians Investments for new programs to clean California’s streets Governor’s plan will end family homelessness within five years   SACRAMENTO— Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom...

Disruptions to the 2021 PiT Count: Working to Fill Data Gaps

Homeless services systems will be sorting through the impacts of the pandemic for some time to come. Disruptions to the 2021 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count are a part of the story: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sanctioned cancellations or modifications of unsheltered counts. An outcome of this...

Congress Wants To Set Up One-Stop Shops To Help Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of Prison

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a former prosecutor, is part of a group of lawmakers relaunching an effort to support newly released ex-prisoners.; Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Pool/Getty Images Claudia Grisales | NPR In an effort to reduce crime among formerly incarcerated individuals, a bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers are joining...

HUD Revokes Trump Rule Allowing Transgender Discrimination In Homeless Shelters

The Biden administration has withdrawn the proposed rule, which would have allowed single-sex shelters to turn away transgender people.

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1.15.21

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring January 15, 2021, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation can be found here and a copy is below: ### Source

How the Proposed 2021 California Budget Can Help People Experiencing Homelessness

After the chaos and violence that ascended upon our nation’s capital last week, it may have been lost in the headlines that the leader of the 5th largest economy in the world unveiled a 2021-2022 budget proposal on Friday. While the announcement may have been overshadowed, the California state budget...
Gov Newsome Announces 2021 Budget

California’s 2021 State Budget and Homelessness

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery. With the end...

Homelessness in 2021: Five Factors to Watch

As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness will continue to be a national crisis. Although the number of people experiencing homelessness is still lower than it was in 2007, homelessness has been increasing since 2016. It is likely that the consequences of the pandemic, a national recession, and...

Politics Chat: Two Unemployment Benefits Expired, With More To Follow

Mara Liasson | NPR With another COVID-19 relief bill awaiting his signature or veto, what's President Trump's end game? A new Congress begins Jan. 3, a new president in 24 days, and millions of Americans are struggling. Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit This content is from Southern...