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Counting the Homeless
to Better Deliver Services

More than 8,000 volunteers spread out across 4,000 square miles on three winter nights to conduct the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The data from the federally mandated census will offer a comprehensive look at the state of homelessness in Los Angeles County on any given night, including geographic distribution and trends among various populations. […]

ABC7 Eyewitness Newsmakers:
MLK Community Hospital

  By Adrienne Alpert LOS ANGELES (KABC) — New plans for the vacant King Drew Medical Center were announced on Eyewitness Newsmakers. The 500,000-square-foot facility will be a new behavioral health center. Funding of $250 million will come from L.A. County’s Department of Health Services. The announcement was made exclusively by Eyewitness Newsmakers guests L.A. […]

Fast-tracking Funding for Affordable Housing

The Board of Supervisors approved $50 million to build affordable housing for people with mental illness and their families using funds from the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA). “This is an innovative way to finance 10 urgently needed supportive housing projects and put them on the fast track,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, principal author of the […]

January 2018

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A One-Stop Shop for Serving
Homeless Families in South LA

Thanks to Measure H, a one-stop shop for services to families experiencing homelessness has opened in South Los Angeles, helping an estimated 300 households – or about 1,100 men, women and children – stay off the streets on any given night. The HOPICS Family Solutions Center brings together more than 10 nonprofit and government agencies, […]