• November 24, 2015

A Gateway to fight homelessness

A Gateway to fight homelessness

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With homelessness on the rise throughout southeast Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors has infused an additional $860,000 into a multifaceted effort led by the Gateway Cities Council of Governments to identify and house homeless individuals and families.

The funding will provide for a seven-month extension of the county’s agreement with the GCCOG for a variety of homeless services administered through the organization’s Gateway Connections Program. The maximum amount of that contract, which will now extend through June 2016, is $4.3 million.

The additional money is being provided through Supervisor Don Knabe’s Fourth District Homeless Prevention Initiative-Homeless Services Fund.

The Gateway Cities region is comprised of 27 member cities and unincorporated areas across southeast Los Angeles County. It has a combined population of more than 2 million. Among other things, the new funding will be used to target “hot spots” of homelessness, create case management teams and provide housing alternatives. For full details, click here.

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