Implement policies and funding commitments to prevent people from becoming homeless and chronically homeless.*
AlignmentThe community understands the annual inflow into chronic homelessness and factors, and identifies strategies to respond. FUNCTIONALITYProviders test new pilot prevention, diversion, and street homelessness programs and strategies. SUSTAINABILITYProviders expand existing prevention, diversion, and street homelessness programs and strategies.
STATUS THROUGH 2018
Researchers and community partners continue to work to understand the inflow into homelessness and chronic homelessness and driving factors.Limited Progress Mayor Garcetti launched A Bridge Home, an initiative that will build bridge housing in each of the City’s 15 council districts.LAHSA launched the Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP).The community looked for ways to expand safe parking programs for people living in their vehicles.Rapid Progress The community expanded outreach efforts.The community’s Just In Reach Pay for Success program continued to enroll individuals to include more teams and weekend coverage.ODR was awarded funding to scale its FIST program and implement a mental health diversion program.Suitable Progress
Policymakers, funders, and researchers should come together to share findings and possible solutions to slow or halt the inflow into homelessness and chronic homelessness. This may include reviewing research on outcomes for people involved in other systems of care across the County. As the community launches new programs, ensure that entities tasked with implementation are tracking client outcomes and including proactive learning and the ability to incorporate lessons learned into the models. As the community scales outreach efforts there is a greater need for coordination and communication among SPA-specific and countywide homeless outreach teams and outreach coordinators.