Homelessness Committee

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Homelessness Committee2020-07-22T09:50:01-07:00

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).

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  

  • 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: 

Homelessness Resources

HOMELESSNESS RELATED NEWS:

Navigation Center at LAPD Harbor Division Opens

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.

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Home, Homeless Page|Comments Off on Navigation Center at LAPD Harbor Division Opens

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.

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Home, Homeless Page|Comments Off on A Bridge Home in San Pedro grand opening July 6th with Mayor Garcetti & City Council Member Buscaino.

As efforts collapse to place homeless in hotels, L.A. officials propose new, $800-million plan

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.

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Home, Homeless Page|Comments Off on As efforts collapse to place homeless in hotels, L.A. officials propose new, $800-million plan

Temporary homeless shelters in San Pedro, Wilmington, set to open July 6

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.

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Home, Homeless Page|Comments Off on Temporary homeless shelters in San Pedro, Wilmington, set to open July 6

Homelessness In Los Angeles County Rises Sharply

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.

By |June 13th, 2020|Categories: Home, Homeless Page|Comments Off on Homelessness In Los Angeles County Rises Sharply

Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

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.

By |June 11th, 2020|Categories: Home, Homeless Page|Comments Off on Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

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HOMELESSNESS COMMITTEE ARCHIVES