Why It Matters

A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in plain sight in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County: Nearly 58,000 men, women and children are homeless on any given night. Homelessness knows no boundaries and affects people of all walks of life.

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The Power of Help

Thanks to partnerships between non-profits, the faith community, neighborhoods, County agencies and law enforcement, the number of families 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.

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Measure H at Work

Implementation Process

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.


Accountability and Rollout

As Measure H resources are deployed to reduce and prevent homelessness, accountability measures are in place to ensure that funds are being used effectively.


Contracting Opportunities

To learn more about Measure H funded contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the County and County-funded agencies, click below.


A Paycheck With Purpose

Homeless service providers throughout Los Angeles County are looking for qualified, motivated individuals to join the vital field of homeless services. It’s a meaningful way to contribute to the movement to combat and prevent homelessness across the County—and the “Help Wanted” sign is out.



The Action Plan

On February 9, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved an unprecedented action plan of 47 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.

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About Los Angeles County

The County of Los Angeles provides services to the over 10 million residents who call Los Angeles County home. With more than 35 departments and 200 commissions, the County operates one of the largest local government organizations in the world.

Office of Homeless Initiative

Phil Ansell, Director
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Street, Room 493
Los Angeles, CA 90012