Measure H Funding Recommendations Process

Fiscal Year 2020-21

Final FY 2020-21 Measure H Funding Recommendations Will Be Considered by the Board of Supervisors on September 15, 2020

 

TO DOWNLOAD THE FINAL FY 20202-21 HEASURE H FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS BOARD LETTER, CLICK HERE

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is a collaborative and inclusive movement to prevent and combat homelessness. Each phase of the Homeless Initiative process – strategy creation, design, implementation, budget recommendations, and oversight – has been participatory and reflective of input from a broad group of stakeholders.

In September 2019, we launched a process to develop Measure H funding recommendations for the next three fiscal years (Years 4, 5, and 6). In January 2020, the County Board of Supervisors approved a change to this process directing the development of funding recommendations for FY 2020-21 only, instead of for the three-year period as originally planned. To date, as part of this process the Homeless Initiative has completed the following activities designed to broadly share and gather information from subject matter experts, key stakeholders and the public:

  • Convened eight policy summits to engage policy experts and key stakeholders;
  • Facilitated, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), eight community input sessions, one in each Service Planning Area, to engage community members.
  • Solicited public comments from September 27 through November 30, 2019 through a publicized online form.
  • On June 26, 2020, publicly released draft Measure H Funding Recommendations to begin a 19-day public comment period;
  • On July 1, 2020, held a public webinar to provide an overview of the draft funding recommendations;
  • On July 8, convened a virtual public hearing to provide an opportunity for public comment.

Links to all of the information shared and gathered through these activities are accessible below.

COMPLETED STEPS & REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

Policy Summits

From September 26 through November 21, 2019, the Homeless Initiative convening eight policy summits to gather input from subject matter experts and key community stakeholders. The sessions centered on key themes – Prevention and Diversion, Outreach, Interim Housing, Permanent Housing, Employment and Partnership with Cities – as well as an opening and closing summit on the countywide homeless services system as a whole.

All eight summits were open to the public for observation and comment, and were held at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, 1150 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

You can access the materials for each of the summits below, including discussion questions, performance data, key themes and notes, and the complete 3-hour audio file for each summit.

You may view or download a copy of the final comprehensive report here.

Opening System Discussion
United Way, Penthouse
September 26, 2019
9am – 12pm

To access a live call-in audio option, call (914) 614-3221 and enter access code 653-359-870.

Prevention and Diversion
United Way, 4th Fl. Conf. Rm
October 3, 2019
9am – 12pm

To access a live call-in audio option, call (914) 614-3221 and enter access code 653-359-870.

Permanent Housing
United Way, Penthouse
October 24, 2019
9am – 12pm

Call in information:

(631) 992-3221

Access Code:  140-408-481

Employment
United Way, 4th Fl. Conf. Rm
October 30, 2019
9am – 12pm

Number: (213) 929-4212
Access Code: 519-636-943

Partnerships with Cities
United Way, 4th Fl. Conf. Rm
November 7, 2019
9am – 12pm

Dial-In #: (631) 992-3221
Access Code: 136-155-844

Closing System Discussion
United Way, Penthouse
November 21, 2019
1pm – 4pm

Number: (415) 655-0052
Access Code: 421-020-322

Webinar: Update on the Measure H FY 2020-21 Funding Recommendations Process

On December 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative (HI) held a public webinar to share details about a change in the process for developing Measure H funding recommendations. Specifically the HI shared that it is recommending to change the original plan to make recommendations for the next three fiscal years, to a process that will only result in recommendations for FY 2020-21. Reasons for this change were discussed on the webinar. The Board of Supervisors will consider this recommended change to the process in January 2020.

You may view or download a copy of the short PowerPoint presented during the Webinar here.

Online Public Comment Form

From September 27 through November 30, 2019, an online form was open to the public to use to provide input on the range of topics being considered during the Policy Summits. Members of the public were invited to use this online form to provide any comments and input.

You may view or download a copy of the public comments here.

Community Listening Sessions

November 8th through 19th 2019, the Homeless Initiative, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority held eight community input sessions across Los Angeles County, one session in each of the County’s eight Service Planning Areas. Each session was an opportunity for any member of the public to provide input on how we should be using Measure H funds and additional State funding to combat and prevent homelessness. Participants were asked to share their perspectives on what is working well, what gaps exist, and the most effective ways to use this funding.

You may view or download a copy of the Community Listening Sessions Report here.

Release of Draft Funding Recommendations and Opportunity for Public Comment

On June 26, 2020 the Homeless Initiative released for public comment draft Measure H Funding Recommendations.

  • From June 26 – July 15, 2020, public comment was solicited through an online form. Over 3,000 comments were received. You may view or download a copy of the public comments here.

 

  • On July 1, 2020, members of the public were invited to join a webinar conducted by the Homeless Initiative to provide the public a walk-through of the draft funding recommendations, a description of the over funding environment, and other important information about the recommendations process. You may view or download a copy of the PowerPoint presented during the Webinar here.
  • On July 8, 2020, members of the public were invited to join a virtual public hearing during which, members of the public were provided the opportunity to provide comments. You may view or download a copy of the hearing agenda here, and a copy of the hearing transcript here.