Reducing Homelessness for
People with Behavioral Health Needs
Leaving Prisons and Jails
Homelessness is a longstanding problem in California, as it is in
much of the U.S. While homelessness has many root causes, including
an overall lack of affordable housing and lack of coordination between social service systems, incarceration is a major risk factor. Nationally, people who are formerly incarcerated are almost 10 times more likely to experience homelessness than the general public.