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Larava Patton is a former foster youth who had been living in her car with her baby. Now, both of them have a roof over their heads.
Los Angeles County’s Homeless Incentive Program (HIP), administered by the Los Angeles Development Authority ((LACDA) with funding from Measure H, was instrumental in helping them find their way way home. So was the nonprofit organization, Wellness LA.
HIP offers monetary incentives to encourage landlords to rent their available units to LACDA’s homeless Section 8 voucher holders. Funding for the program comes as part of the Homeless Prevention Initiative, a collaborative effort between multiple County agencies, supported by funding from Measure H. Owners with available units in the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Inglewood, Norwalk, Burbank, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Culver City, and the LACDA’s regular jurisdictions may also participate in this program.