This week the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) introduced its AT HOME Plan, which provides a framework for addressing the needs of the unhoused or those at risk of being unhoused. In developing the AT HOME Plan, CSAC acknowledged that successful efforts must clearly define roles and responsibilities, there must be a foundation of accountability, and funding must be sustainable and alighted with responsibilities and accountability. The six pillars of the AT HOME Plan are intended to provide an integrated approach to addressing homelessness.  

A- Accountability 
     clearly defined responsibilities, established goals and outcomes, ongoing funding 
T- Transparency 
      need more robust data systems to manage data for fact-based decisions 

H- Housing  
     need affordable housing and shelter with streamlined processes and less red tape 
O- Outreach 
      need to recruit,  train, and retain qualified HHS workers to help with outreach, rapid response, 
     and critical services 

M- Mitigation 
      sustained, consistent funding for Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, Child Welfare Services and more is critical 
      to mitigate homelessness 

E- Economic Opportunity 
    creating employment and education pathways for formerly unhouse Californians is key to long 
    term stability 

Additional information is available on the AT HOME website here. For more information, contact RCRC Senior Policy Advocate, Tracy Rhine.