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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...

Bolstering a countywide movement to fight homelessness, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved an ordinance providing homeowners with new opportunities to build or convert existing spaces into Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as “Backyard Homes” or “Granny Flats.” The ordinance gives homeowners more flexibility in creating ADUs. The goal: to help increase the region’s seriously depleted housing stock...

Building on an array of promising successes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $402 million spending plan for 2018-2019 to widen and intensify its fight against homelessness. The five-member board unanimously adopted dozens of recommendations for the second-year budget of Measure H, the voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax dedicated exclusively to providing services and programs to combat...