Homeless Initiative Quarterly Report

On February 9, 2016, the Board approved the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative recommendations, including 47 strategies to combat homelessness and $99.7 million in one-time funding, and instructed the Chief Executive Officer to report back to the Board on a quarterly basis regarding the implementation status and outcomes of each strategy. This is the first Homeless Initiative quarterly report to the Board of Supervisors which addresses the implementation status of the 47 approved strategies, and several of the additional recommendations approved by the Board on February 9, 2016. Below are the Homeless Initiative quarterly reports to the Board of Supervisors which address the implementation status of the 47 approved strategies, and several of the additional recommendations approved by the Board on February 9, 2016.

Approved Strategies – February 9, 2016

Recommended strategies to combat homelessness as well as key supporting documents can be viewed here.

Draft Recommendations and Public Comments

Community engagement is vital in developing coordinated strategies to effectively combat homelessness. The Homeless Initiative released the draft recommended strategies on January 7, 2106. Over 200 organizations and individuals provided comments by the deadline of January 21, 2016.

The County’s draft recommended strategies can be viewed here.

The public comments and the Homeless Initiative’s response can be found here.

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Policy Briefs and Strategy Briefs

Policy Briefs synthesize existing knowledge on policies and practices focused on homelessness. They describe current efforts, best practices, key discussion questions, and potential policy recommendations to effectively combat homelessness. These policy briefs were utilized from October 1-29 in the first policy summit on each of the nine topics being addressed through the Homeless Initiative Planning Process.

Strategy briefs build on the policy briefs and the robust discussions during the first round of policy summits. Each strategy brief addresses one potential strategy which may be recommended to the Board of Supervisors as part of a coordinated set of strategies to combat homelessness. The strategy briefs were the focus of the second round of policy summits which were held from October 29 – December 3.

To view the complete sets of policy briefs and strategy briefs, please click the icons below.

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Affordable Care Act Opportunities
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Homelessness Prevention
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Subsidized Housing
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Outreach/Engagement and Encampments/Street Homelessness
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Discharges into Homelessness
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Coordination of Current Services and No Wrong Door
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Employment
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Land Use
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Social Security Income/Veterans Benefit Advocacy
Policy Brief
Strategy Briefs

Invitation to the Community NEW!

The community is invited to be involved in the implementation planning process.

Community members’ input and support have been invaluable in the development of the 47 strategies to combat homelessness, approved by the Board of Supervisors on February 9, 2016.

The nature of stakeholder involvement will vary strategy by strategy, but could range from participation in an ongoing workgroup to reviewing and providing input to draft policy and procedures documents.

For those strategies which will entail a competitive procurement process, certain forms of participation could preclude an agency from competing.  County lead departments will identify any such situations in advance so that no agency is disadvantaged.

If you are interested in participating in the implementation planning for any of the 47 strategies to combat homelessness, please complete the Interest Form in order to identify the strategy(ies) where you would like to participate.

Thank you.