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.
The Action Plan
On February 9, 2016, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an action plan to combat and prevent homelessness, which resulted from an unprecedented and inclusive planning process involving more than 100 community groups, 30 cities and County experts in 18 policy summits.
To broaden and accelerate the pace of change, the Board of Supervisors has placed Measure H on the ballot for an important election on March 7. It would generate approximately $355 million annually exclusively for services and programs to prevent and combat homelessness in Los Angeles County—with rigorous accountability.
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