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SB-792 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 8258 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

8258.
 In addition to the other duties described in this chapter, the coordinating council shall do all of the following:
(a) By July 1, 2020, develop and implement a statewide strategic plan for addressing homelessness in the state. This plan shall include goals and objectives and timelines for achieving them, and metrics for measuring their achievements. Included among the goals and objectives shall be the identification of additional funding sources that state and local agencies can use to better address homelessness issues in the state.
(b) By January 1, 2020, implement strategic plans to assist HUD Continuum of Care lead agencies to do either or both of the following:
(1) Better implement federal Housing and Urban Development recommended activities, including conducting annual counts of the unsheltered homeless population, raising nonfederal funding, and coordinating with other agencies.
(2) Better meet federal Housing and Urban Development requirements, including implementation of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and entry systems. The state homeless council shall include among its considerations the establishment of a balance of state Continuum of Care areas to help alleviate the administrative burdens imposed on Continuum of Care lead agencies, especially in rural areas.