A new Homekey project has opened in El Monte to serve youth and young adults, including many transitioning out of the foster care system.
“This site will serve a population that needs as much support as possible – young people,” said Cheri Todoroff, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative. “Addressing homelessness is critical to ensuring that they have the opportunity to pursue a healthy and prosperous life, and to ensuring that we prevent youth from becoming chronically homeless in the long term.”
LA County has been an avid participant in the State of California’s Homekey program, which has been a key driver in increasing the number of housing units for people experiencing homelessness statewide. LA County has received Homekey grants for 28 projects with more than 1,700 combined units of interim and permanent housing.