State Auditor Releases Scathing Audit of the Failure to Mitigate Homelessness in California

CA has the largest homeless population in the nation, but its approach to addressing homelessness is disjointed


The State continues to lack a comprehensive understanding of its spending to address homelessness, the specific services the programs provide, or the individuals who receive those services.”

“Our audit found three additional factors that make state guidance to coordinate efforts to address homelessness especially necessary:

  • CoCs do not always employ best practices related to identifying, planning for, and providing services for those experiencing homelessness.

  • None of the five CoCs we reviewed has adequately determined whether it has enough service providers to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness.

  • Two of the five CoCs we assessed do not have current comprehensive plans.