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September 2018

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The Housing Innovation Challenge

Thinking outside the box to address homelessness, L.A. County has awarded $4.5 million for game-changing, creative and scalable permanent housing solutions to the winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Challenge.  The Housing Innovation Challenge has made four awards at the $1 million level and…

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Assembly Bill 210 – Homeless Adult and Family Multidisciplinary Team Members

Assembly Bill 210 became effective on January 1, 2018, which creates section 18999.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.  This bill permits multi-disciplinary personnel teams (MDTs) of Participating Agencies to share and exchange information made confidential by State law to…

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YES to Accessory Dwelling Units

In an effort to bring more awareness to accessory dwelling units- or “granny flats” – the County’s Homeless Initiative recently partnered up with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission and the Arts Commission to hold a contest to find…

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Hot showers, haircuts and hope

It’s something most of us take for granted, but for people experiencing homelessness, access to a hot shower and a clean towel can be a big deal. A new weekly program at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area makes portable showers from…

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Scholarships for high achievers

Uzziel Coronado is among 26 students living in public housing who recently received scholarships from the L.A. County Community Development Foundation. The scholarship will help him pursue his dream of studying agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona and giving back to…

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L.A. County Makes Increased Investment in Partnership with Cities in Fight Against Homelessness

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…

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My News LA: Supervisors Approve $9 Million in Measure H Funding for Cities

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $9 million in Measure H funding to be distributed to cities in an effort to promote community-centric solutions to homelessness. Supervisor Hilda Solis said cooperation among cities is key to solving…

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