My notes from the N.C. Homeless Liaison Meeting Notes – July 30 2019 meeting.  Please verify if using

Mayor’s Office Presentation:

  • 2019 – Homelessness increased 16% in the City – 36,300 people  –  CD 4 is up 53% to 1,187 – county up 12% – State up 35%

Last year:
21,000 people put into housing:

    • 34% rapid housing
    • 24% supportive
    • 42% other permanent housing

27,000 people other exits – family and friends

Bridge Housing:

  • Only two Council Districts don’t have one
  • Next July – 26 sites up and running
  • The concept is to not traumatize homeless by sending them to a bridge home somewhere else

Our Need for Housing:

  • If you spend up to 30% of your income on housing you are at risk
  • 1/3 of Angelenos spend more than 50% of their income on housing
  • We need 515K new affordable housing units

Demographics – Overall for the City – Hollywood is different:

  • 53% – are first time and is an economic hardship
  • 71% don’t have a serious mental illness or substance abuse disorder
  • 29% have MH or SA diagnosis.
  • 36% are Latino
  • 33% are Black – black is 8.3% of the population
  • 67.6% have lived in LA county more than 10 years
  • A tremendous amount of unseen homelessness

LA County Office Presentation:

The county is traditionally responsible for homeless services – through state and feds

Funded by measure H:

  • 29k people housed were
  • 14k permanent housing

County has 51 strategies broken down to 6 categories

Has a budget his year  of $460 million from measure H for 2019to 2020

  • $23 mil for prevention
  • $28.4 mil outreach
  • $77.3 mil permanent supportive housing
  • $85.4 mil for rapid re-housing (controversial during the meeting because residents can not afford to stay after the program runs out, usually 9 months)
  • $126 mil – shelter/interim housing

United Way has a: High Road Employment program for union jobs.

Presentation: Shower of Hope – theshowerofhope.org

  • Critical to health – a community hub
  • Support the shower program in your neighborhood – help with the laundry while they are showering
  • Mon & Fri morning at McCarther park – serve food and shower
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