• May 15, 2024

Meet Miles

Meet Miles

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Miles, 33, spent much of his childhood moving from place to place as the son of parents in the military. Amid problems at home, he found himself in foster care and, at age 24, began experiencing homelessness.

He was living at the so-called “Dead End” in Lennox near the 405 Freeway and LAX when Los Angeles County conducted its first Pathway Home encampment resolution at a site dubbed “The Dead End” in Lennox, Miles was among dozens of people who took advantage of the opportunity to come inside.

After a stint in interim housing, Miles was able to move into permanent housing at The Dalton. He is now enrolled at El Camino College, studying sociology, enjoys painting and aspires to start his own business. 

LA County partnered with the nonprofits PATH and St. Joseph Center to connect Miles and other Pathway Home participants to supportive services. Meanwhile, LA County’s largest local Medi-Cal managed care health plans, L.A. Care Health Plan and Health Net, both provided funding through the Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program to enable the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to master lease The Dalton.

By master leasing entire buildings, LAHSA can secure apartments on the private rental market and lease them directly to people experiencing homelessness, including those with tenant-based rental subsidies who struggle to lease up with traditional landlords.

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