Why It Matters
A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in plain sight in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County: Nearly 47,000 men, women and children are homeless on any given night. Homelessness knows no boundaries and affects people of all walks of life.
The Power of Help
Thanks to partnerships between non-profits, the faith community, neighborhoods, County agencies and law enforcement, the number of families and veterans on our streets has dropped dramatically. Shelter residents are being given access to permanent housing, services and employment at growing levels. Hundreds of individuals are being rapidly rehoused and are on a path to paying their own rent. Teams are in the field bringing health and housing to hundreds more.
Implementing Measure H
To broaden and accelerate the pace of change, the Los Angeles County residents voted to approve Measure H, which will generate approximately $355 million annually for services and programs to prevent and combat homelessness in the County—with rigorous accountability.
The Action Plan
On February 9, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved an unprecedented action plan of nearly two dozen interlocking strategies—focusing on six key areas—to combat homelessness. The County engaged stakeholders across the region in confronting this shared humanitarian crisis. More than 100 community groups, 30 cities and an array of County’s leaders joined together to create an ambitious but achievable path forward.
About Los Angeles County
Office of Homeless Initiative
Phil Ansell, Director
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Street, Room 493
Los Angeles, CA 90012