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The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is in the process of updating its strategies for addressing and preventing homelessness, and inviting the public to provide feedback. [caption id="attachment_19589" align="alignright" width="300"] SEE THE PRESENTATION[/caption] The Board of Supervisors approved the Homeless Initiative's original set of strategies in February 2016 after an inclusive and collaborative process that engaged the leaders and representatives of more...

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an unprecedented $527.1 million budget for the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative in FY 2021-22. The Homeless Initiative is Los Angeles County’s massive effort to expand and enhance services for people who are homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, largely financed through Measure H. It is part of the vast safety net that the...

An independent analysis attributed much of that progress to Measure H and the strategies of the LA County Homeless Initiative  Los Angeles County’s homeless services system, dramatically expanded and enhanced by Measure H and other investments, helped 72,815 people exit homelessness into permanent housing and placed 85,734 people into interim housing over a span of fouryears, according to a recently released independent report by Public Sector Analytics. The report directly attributed 42 percent of those permanent housing placements...

Los Angeles County is housing more people than ever before as it confronts a large and growing homelessness crisis, a new independent performance evaluation shows. The annual performance evaluation assessed outcomes in fiscal year 2018-19, known as Year Three, of a comprehensive set of strategies approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2016 and carried out by the County’s Homeless Initiative...

Los Angeles County has developed a homelessness prevention action plan based on predictive modeling research that can identify residents at high risk of becoming homeless. The new predictive model, developed by the California Policy Lab and the University of Chicago Poverty Lab, uses Los Angeles County data to predict those most likely to become homeless soon. Of the people who were identified...

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...