Secure commitments from local elected and public officials to implement the community plan.
AlignmentThe countywide strategies to end homelessness reflect Hilton Foundation goals related to ending chronic homelessness. FunctionalityPublic agencies and elected officials clearly define and delegate roles and responsibilities. SustainabilityElected officials, public agencies, and the public invest in the community strategy to end homelessness.
STATUS THROUGH 2018
The County administered planning grants to cities across the County to develop their own local plans to prevent and combat homelessness.The City of LA revised its homeless strategies.Suitable Progress The community has a robust set of leaders coordinating on the community’s homeless response system.Mayor Garcetti created the Unified Response Center to coordinate the City’s agencies’ response to unsheltered homelessness.Mayor Garcetti created the Mayor’s Office of City Homelessness Initiatives and appointed a Deputy Mayor.LAHSA created the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness.Rapid Progress Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Measure H budget for FY 2018–2019.LA City Council members pledged to create 222 units of PSH in each of their districts by July 2020.United Way of Greater Los Angeles launched the Everyone In campaign.Rapid Progress
As programs are scaled up to meet the community's need current City and County leaders will need to education new leaders and organizations on shared goals. Public agencies and elected officials should continue to advocate for and educate the public on solutions to homelessness, such as bridge housing and PSH to help overcome pockets of resistance to siting housing in the community. Elected officials and public agencies should continue to push for further investment in strategies to end homelessness.