Co-Chairs: Linda Nutile & Tamra King
Members: James Allen, Carrie Scoville, Matt Garland. Meg McCarty-Marple and Maria Marsh
The Committee on Homelessness is tasked with reviewing local issues and concerns in relation to the City’s Comprehensive Homeless Strategy, which establishes up front that the City cannot achieve a reduction in homelessness unilaterally. Central to an effective system to reduce homelessness is on-going coordination with the County of Los Angeles, existing non-profit providers, and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).
- For information on the Bridge Home at 407 N. Beacon Street or the County Shelter at 122 W 8th Street, please call Harbor Interfaith Services at 310-831-0603.
- For information on the Navigation Center at 2165 John S. Gibson Blvd, please call the Volunteers of America at 213-334-1633.
- There are Case Workers available to assist those experiencing homelessness at both Harbor Interfaith and the Navigation Center facilities.
COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDAS & DOCUMENTS:
- 7-20-20: Special Subcommittee CAB Meeting: AGENDA
- 7-8-20: AGENDA
- Support Documents for 7-8-20
- 6/3/20: Agenda
- 6/2/20: CD15-Working-Group-on-Homelessness
- April & May: No meetings held due to pandemic
- 3/3/20: Meeting Cancelled
- 2/24/20: Agenda
- 2/4/20: CD15 Working Group Notes
- 1/31/20: Agenda | Meeting Notes
- 1/20/20: CD15 Working Group Notes
- 1/8/20: Agenda | Resolutions
- LAUSD Student Support Programs
- LAUSD Community Resources for Families
- Vehicle Dwelling – Allowed Areas Map
- Link to LA-HOP (Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal)
- View the Results of the 2019 Homeless Count.
HOMELESSNESS RELATED NEWS:
The San Pedro Navigation Center helps those experiencing homelessness securely store their belongings and receive case management services. Case managers are on-site to help navigate clients through referrals and connect them to resources.
A Bridge Home in San Pedro grand opening July 6th with Mayor Garcetti & City Council Member Buscaino.
Watch the grand opening video with Mayor Garcetti and Councilman Buscaino and also see Amber Ginsberg's tour of the new A Bridge Home facility in San Pedro.
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic is slashing tax revenue across the board, officials Tuesday unveiled an $800-million plan to house Los Angeles County’s homeless people who are most vulnerable to the disease.
When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rolled out his Bridge Home program, the temporary shelters were supposed to go up quickly throughout the city. But it all got bogged down in bureaucracy and higher-than-expected costs.
LA's annual homeless count, released Friday, shows that 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters and in vehicles within the county. That's up 12.7% from 2019. Within LA city limits, the number of people experiencing homelessness is 41,290, a 14.2% increase over last year.
In April, when Governor Newsom announced Project Roomkey — aimed at moving 15,000 homeless Californians into rented hotel rooms — it was lauded as a "win-win." Homeless people would get to come indoors, and hotels would get to recoup lost income from the collapse of the tourism industry.
- BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVES FUNDING TO HELP INCREASE THE COUNTY’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING STOCK (Posted 1-20-20)
- San Pedro Shelter Update from Janice Hahn (Posted 1-15-20)
- Plan for 3-Year Emergency Shelter in San Pedro Approved by Board of Supervisors (Posted 1-13-20)
- COUNTY DEVELOPS ACTION PLAN FOR HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION (Posted 12-16-19)
- CONFRONTING THE CRISIS (Mayor Garcetti’s Update 12-4-19)
- Link to LAHSA 2019 Housing Inventory Count released 9-19-19
- Councilmember Mike Bonin of CD11 – Homelessness Newsletter
- Frequently Asked Questions About What is a Bridge Home?
- Link to Council File 17-1432 Proposed Ordinance Re: Use of Existing Hotels and Motels for Supportive Housing and/or Transitional Housing. Proposed Ordinance
- Link to Council File 17-1422 Proposed Ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code establishing regulations to facilitate the production of Permanent Supportive Housing. View proposed Ordinance
- 11/5/16 – LA Animal Services, Downtown Dog Rescue, Inner City Law Center and Spay4LA bring services for pets to Skid Row. Read article here.
- HOMELESS COUNT REPORT FROM LAHSA
- City Council’s Comprehensive Homeless Strategy Plan
- County’s Homeless Initiative Plan
- The “No Place Like Home” Initiative – California State Comprehensive Budget Plan to Address Homelessness in our Local Communities. Read Here.