Homelessness

Ending homelessness once and for all in Los Angeles County is one of Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ top priorities.  While recent inroads have been made to combat homelessness in the Second District and beyond, much work remains to be done on this daunting but ultimately solvable problem.  Los Angeles County has a homeless population of nearly 45,000 individuals, 39% of whom live in the Second District.  The total homeless population includes 12,000 chronically homeless individuals and homeless veterans.  The Second District has a number of resources for homeless families and individuals, including emergency shelters, winter shelters and transitional and permanent housing units.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has committed to enacting United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ “Home for Good,” which has set an aggressive goal of eradicating chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016.  Read more about Home for Good here.  The Supervisor joined the Empowerment Congress in raising over $6,000 for the United Way’s 2010 HomeWalk to End Homelessness. You can still donate to HomeWalk until December 31, 2010, by visiting here.

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2010-2011 Winter Shelter Program

Winter Shelter

Selected community non-profit homeless services providers will provide temporary shelter to homeless persons in Los Angeles County.

Those in need of emergency shelter are encouraged to go directly to one of the listed pick-up points for free transportation, rather than the site address, unless otherwise indicated. Most shelter will open at approximately 6:00 PM. For information about the shelters, please refer to the contact information on this document.

Winter Shelter Hotline
Phone: 1-800-548-6047
TDD: 1-800-660-4026 (for deaf and hearing disabled)

Internet Website: www.lahsa.org

Help Us End Homelessness Now!

HomeWalk 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010
7:00 A.M. Registration 9:00 A.M. Walk Begins
Register at www.homewalkla.org or call 1-888-2-HELP-LA

Los Angeles County has 45,000 homeless people, with almost 39% residing in the Second District. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has made ending and preventing homelessness in Los Angeles County and the Second District a priority. He has developed a strategic plan and has been actively working in the community to solve the problem.

The Supervisor will be leading a Second District Team at the United Way Home Walk on November 13, 2010 at Exposition Park (between Sports Arena and Coliseum) to raise funds for homeless individuals and families. Please join us for this important endeavor. Click onto the website and join the Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas Home Walk Team. Your $35.00 registration fee will go directly to our goal of raising at least $1,500 for services for homeless individuals! Show your commitment and join the team! Recruit family, friends and colleagues to join us as we have fun and address a serious problem.

The dollars we raise will help end homelessness in the second District!

Help Habitat for Humanity Provide Home Repairs to Senior Citizens!

Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles needs your help. The organization has been nominated for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project which will help them provide much-needed home repairs for senior citizens in the Greater Los Angeles area. Habitat is asking for your help to achieve this goal. Votes can be made once a day, every day, in the month of October 2010.

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Lynwood last year:

Home Ownership Made Easy

HOME FAIR

Loan modifications, buying and selling, short sales, foreclosures, mortgage financing, home improvement, credit improvement and much more!

Schedule:

H.O.M.E Fair Vendors from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Freddie Mac Credit Smart training 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP Mandatory)
Panel discussion 12:30 -1:30 p.m.

RSVP: 323-299-5570