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).
COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDAS & DOCUMENTS:
- 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)
- 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.
View the Results of the 2019 Homeless Count.
The remodeled County facility has 40 beds for homeless single individuals living on the streets, focused on those around the post office as well as their pets. The facility provides the community and individuals the safety they need while case managers work to find them housing.
Los Angeles County to receive 30 travel trailers, as well as medical services tents, to assist individuals experiencing homelessness. LA County is the second local partner to receive these resources as part of the Governor’s executive order accelerating state action on homelessness
Janice Hahn: "My plan for a 40-bed, 3-year temporary emergency shelter at the empty County Health building at 122 W. 8th St. San Pedro was approved by the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday's meeting.... On Thursday night I headed to the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council to tell them more about this plan. It received unanimous support from the council members."
Central SP NC board member James Preston Allen joins LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn with faith and business groups to support the 8th street shelter project that was proposed by the CeSPNC HOMELESSNESS COMMITTEE at the recent meeting. This resolution was unanimously approved on Jan. 14th
With the crisis on our streets, we need to get everyone into shelter as soon as we possibly can. That is why Janice Hahn has proposed a plan to use an empty County building at 8th and Beacon in downtown San Pedro as a temporary shelter for three years until they break ground on a long-term housing project at this site.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided against hearing an appeal of the landmark case City of Boise vs. Martin, letting stand a ruling that amounts to a broad curb on police powers in California and eight other states to stop people from sleeping on public property if no other shelter is available.