Homeless in California

CBP. (2008). LOCKED OUT 2008: The Housing Boom and Beyond. Retrieved September 9, 2014, from http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2008/080212_LockedoutReport.pdf

The article states that lack of affordable housing renders families homeless in California. The article reviews a study carried out regarding homelessness in the US, indicated that in California reduced vacancy rates and elevated rents are linked with heightened homelessness levels.

I would this source to help advocate for the reduction of rent rates so that people can able to afford good housing. The increased levels poverty have increased vulnerability in many families increasing the levels of homelessness.

Gray, D. (2002). Recommendations of the Interagency Task Force on Homelessness. Retrieved September 9, 2014, from http://www.hcd.ca.gov/hpd/iatf_july2002recommendations.pdf

The article puts forward a number of recommendations for addressing the homelessness issue. This document additionally prioritizes the proposals some of which were implementable immediately. The article recognizes that local authorities do most of assistance as compared to the little effort by the federal government.

I would accomplish the following; this is a document that could be used to lobby the Federal Government to get involved in the eradication of homelessness problem in California. Additionally, the short-term recommendations should be implemented immediately. 

California Department of Housing and Community Development. (2011). California Department of Housing and Community Development. (2011). Retrieved September 9, 2014, from http://www.hcd.ca.gov/hpd/hrc/rep/fed/annual07-08pf092707.pdf

The article observes that California holds an extensive ongoing structure of social organizations that offer institutional care, residential services along with services to prevent homelessness. The Department’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) provides funds to address the homeless issues to social organizations with no much being done.

This document could be used to show the social organization’s inefficiency in utilizing state funds in dealing with homelessness in California. Close supervision on spending endeavors should carried out. This will assist in promoting better usage of the funds.

Mansur, E., & Rosenthal, L. (2001). Retrieved September 9, 2014, from http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_1001JQR.pdf

The article observes that in California, homelessness has dramatically increased between 1980 and 2000. The article attributes this increased income inequality. Those whose incomes has reduced move of quality housing giving way for those whose incomes have increased.

This article provides a perfect platform of regulating the incomes of people in California. The rich could be taxed more to reduce the ever rising income gap in the state. This additional tax can be used in addressing homelessness.

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