New Tool to Support Local Homelessness Efforts

Joint Homelessness Task Force issues new report for cities and counties.

ARTICLE | Apr 10, 2018

Homelessness is a complex and growing issue affecting local governments. In California, where 49 percent of the nation’s homeless population is found, local officials and staff grapple with effective solutions to address this multifaceted problem.

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) partnered with the League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Joint Homelessness Task Force on a new report that cities and counties can use to implement their own homelessness efforts. The report offers information and research, case studies of creative city and county programs addressing homelessness, funding resources and a template that local governments can use to create a homelessness plan. Access the full report here.

Opportunities to Learn More

The League and CSAC partnered on a webinar on March 7, to discuss the report and highlight some of the innovative programs that cities and counties are implementing to address homelessness. It featured Task Force Co-Chairs Grass Valley Councilwoman Jan Arbuckle and Yolo County Supervisor Oscar Villegas and was moderated by ILG’s Martin Gonzalez. The recording can be found here.

ILG will be hosting an additional webinar on this topic in May, and the League and CSAC are partnering on two additional full-day workshops later this year. Sign up for ILG’s newsletter here to receive updates on these events and more.

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