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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 20
The Homeless Initiative's Housing Innovation Challenge awarded $4.5 million in total funding to the following creative, scalable, and low-cost housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness. Video courtesy of LA County Newsroom.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 20
Replying to @ednamrok
Hi Ed, we appreciate your concern for your unhoused neighbors. The county and city of LA have plans in place, and they're working, but there's still much work to be done. To learn how to join LA's fight to end homelessness, check out our website:
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 19
Replying to @green_president
Last year, the houseless population declined 4% countywide. Since July 2017, nearly 10,000 homeless individuals and family members have moved into permanent housing and almost 18,000 people entered crisis, bridge, and interim housing.
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Hilda Solis Feb 14
My staff is at the Augmented Homeless Shelter in Bassett w/ departments to provide information on County resources that can help people experiencing . Thank you , , & for serving our neighbors in need.
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Hilda Solis Feb 14
Thank you for serving a warm meal to the women and men at the augmented shelter in Bassett Park. I look forward to continuing to expand resources for people experiencing in these difficult times.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 15
We're proud to help provide this important service, and we're incredibly grateful for our partners.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 12
Because of incoming rain, many Winter Shelters will have extended hours between now and Friday. Visit our website for specific locations and hours:
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @MainManMandla
Last year, we formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. The committee developed 67 recommendations for advancing equity. You can read the recommendations in Part III of the committee's report:
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Thank you for covering this important civic event! The Homeless Count may be over, but the fight to is an all-year effort. To find out how to get involved, visit our website:
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @LAHomeless
7. Expand advocacy at federal, state, and local government levels for progressive and racially equitable policies, programs, and (direct or indirect) funding impacting Black people experiencing homelessness.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @CountyofLA
6. Implement targeted improvements to service delivery within the Coordinated Entry System () & other systems of care in which Black people experiencing homelessness are overrepresented, to address barriers and improve outcomes for Black people.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @LAHomeless
5. Target investments and funding enhancements to initiatives aimed at reducing disparities and ensuring sufficient funding for services and programs supporting Black people experiencing homelessness.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @LAHomeless
4. Expand capacity building and training opportunities to ensure service providers understand the impact of institutional racism and racial bias on Black people experiencing homelessness.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @LAHomeless
3. Enhance cross-system collaboration and partnerships to more effectively prevent and reduce the time spent in homelessness and improve housing retention and stability for Black people experiencing homelessness.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @LAHomeless
2. Advance racially-equitable policies, programs, and funding across institutions, including LAHSA, homeless service providers, and city and county agencies.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
Replying to @LAHomeless
The overarching aims of the recommendations are to: 1. Improve data collection, analysis, and collaborative research to better understand and track issues affecting Black people experiencing homelessness.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
A6: Last year, we formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. The committee developed a robust set of 67 recommendations to advance equity. You can read them in Part III of the committee’s report:
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
A5: The mounting affordable crisis in California and in the Los Angeles region, paired with persistently low, stagnant, and declining wages, exacerbates homelessness and particularly affects Black people.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
A4: In 2018, Black people made up 35% of the 's houseless population but made up only 9% of the general population.
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LA Homeless Services Authority Feb 11
A2: Ending homelessness requires a collective commitment to dismantling racism + sustained support from funders, policymakers, service providers, and others. As a key 1st step, we're establishing a racial equity initiative within our organization.
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