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1 Presentation to Berkeley Homelessness Taskforce August 15, 2013 Katharine Gale, Policy Director United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

2 Mission of USICH Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness National Trends California Snapshot Efforts and Initiatives Overview

3 Mission of USICH To coordinate the Federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness. 3

4 Vision of Opening Doors No one should experience homelessness No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home 4

5 Four Goals of Opening Doors 1.Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness by Prevent and end homelessness among Veterans by Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth, and children by Set a path to ending all types of homelessness 5

6 The Plan was built around five themes: Leadership, collaboration, and civic engagement Access to stable and affordable housing Increase economic security Improve health and stability Retool the homeless crisis response system Opening Doors 6

7 Opening Doors Amendment 2012 Access the full Amendment on the USICH Website: 7

8 National Trends 8 Source: HUDs Annual Point-in-Time Count,

9 National Trends 9

10 National Trends 10

11 State by State 11 Source: HUDs Annual Homeless Assessment Report 2012

12 Community by Community 12 Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 Homeless Counts Map,

13 California 12.1 percent of the nations total population (38.04 million of million) 21.4 percent of the nations total homeless population (136,108 of 636,017 according to 2011 data) 13 Sources: HUDs Annual Homeless Assessment Report 2012, U.S. Census Bureau

14 California Highest Percentages of Unsheltered Homelessness, 2012 Wyoming 73.8% California 64.9% Florida 64.1% Arkansas 62.0% Nevada 60.0% Georgia 59.4% Oregon 58.6% Mississippi 56.8% Colorado 56.7% Louisiana 51.0% 14 Source: HUDs Annual Homeless Assessment Report 2012

15 California Target Populations 31.8 percent of nations chronically homeless population (34,040 of 107,148 individuals) 27.6 percent of nations homeless veterans (18,629 of 67,495 individuals) 11.6 percent of nations homeless families (27,397 of 236,181 families) 15 Sources: HUDs Annual Homeless Assessment Report 2012

16 California Target Populations 16 Source: HUDs Annual Homeless Assessment Report 2012

17 Efforts and Initiatives California Policy Academy to address chronic homelessness Rapid Results Boot Camps for reducing chronic and Veteran Homelessness New awards for serving Veterans including VASH vouchers and Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Opportunities to reallocate and target HUD funding Technical Assistance, Tools and Information 17

18 Commitment Nobody in America, and certainly no Veteran, should be left to live on the streets. - President Obama August 6, Source: whitehouse.gov

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