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.
- Ridley-Thomas Urges Board to Commit to Ending Chronic and Veteran Homelessness within Five Years (PDF)
- Countywide priority to create permanent supportive housing and to end chronic and veteran homelessness within five years (Ridley-Thomas/Yaroslavsky) – December 7, 2010
- Second District Plan To End and Prevent Homelessness (PDF)
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ “Home for Good” plan (PDF)
- 2010-2011 Winter Shelter Program
- Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
- Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center
- United Way
- Upward Bound House
- Bring LA Home