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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $460 million spending plan for FY 2019-20 to widen and intensify its fight against homelessness.  The five-member board unanimously adopted dozens of recommendations for the third-year budget of Measure H, the voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax dedicated exclusively to providing services and programs to prevent homelessness and combat the County’s...

Today, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative announced the winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Challenge, a call for proposals that has awarded $4.5 million in Measure H funding for game-changing creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. The Housing Innovation Challenge has made four awards at the $1 million level and one...

Building on their regional approach to tackling homelessness, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced the award of more than $3.8 million in Measure H funding to bolster the work of cities in implementing city-specific plans to combat and prevent homelessness.  This funding award is a significant next step in strengthening the collaboration...

Bolstering the countywide movement to combat and prevent homelessness, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved an ordinance to establish a new public health permit and licensing requirement to ensure uniform Countywide standards for interim housing facilities that serve people experiencing homelessness. The ordinance is the first element in a three-pronged approach to strengthen the coordinated system of interim...

Standing in the courtyard of a brand-new affordable housing apartment building, LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA County Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino announced that tens of thousands of families and individuals throughout Los Angeles County have been placed in permanent homes and interim housing since voters approved landmark initiatives to combat...

The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office/Homeless Initiative and the Chief Information Office have launched a new initiative to enlist the technology industry in the Countywide effort to prevent and combat homelessness.  In a bold move to harness the resources and expertise of tech companies and foster more strategic investment in the sector, L.A. County issued a call for solutions...

Building on its regional approach to tackling homelessness, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $9 million in Measure H funding to bolster the work of cities in implementing city-specific plans to combat and prevent homelessness.   This is a significant next step in strengthening the collaboration between the County and cities in the region, which are united...

Results of the first full year of Measure H funding are in, demonstrating widespread progress as services ramped up and thousands of individuals and families were housed temporarily or permanently. Significantly, 7,448 homeless families and individuals are now in permanent housing, thanks specifically to funding from Measure H since services began in July 2017. More than 2,200 of those placements took...

Today, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority launched the Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal, dubbed LA-HOP, the new Countywide Web-based portal that channels outreach support to people experiencing homelessness.  Funded by Measure H, the mobile-friendly platform empowers members of the general public, first responders and service providers to provide information on homeless persons on...

Today, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative launched the Housing Innovation Challenge, a call for proposals that will award $4.5 million from the Measure H Housing Innovation Fund for creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in LA County. Concurrently, the Watt Family Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles launched the LA Homelessness Challenge, which...