The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority released the results of the 2015 Homeless Count. This information, together with data from Long Beach, Pasadena, and Glendale, gives us a snapshot of the current homelessness landscape in LA County.
Numbers at a Glance
This data marks a pivotal point in our work to end homelessness in LA County and, more specifically, end veteran homelessness in 2015.
Since launching the Home for Good Action Plan in 2011 we have permanently housed 12,818 veterans. However, the data shows that we simply need to work harder and faster. In order to meet our goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year, we need to more than double the rate we have been housing veterans so far this year. With your support, we know we can do this.
Our valued donors, partners, and community members are the key to ensuring that we can reach our goal in this homestretch and we thank you for the progress we have made so far. We cannot stop there.
We see bright spots in our county, with cities like Pasadena and Long Beach reducing veteran homelessness by over 50% in the last two years. Let’s rally to work together for our brave service women and men.
Give: We have a funding gap of $1 million. Vets have rental vouchers, but not the funding they need to pay for a security deposit and other move in costs. Click here to donate.
Advocate: Work with your local communities to advocate for permanent housing in your neighborhoods. Send a letter in support of an Act that will increase affordable housing resources in California. Click here to learn more.
Volunteer: Your time to help spread the word has more of an impact than you think. Share this with your social networks. You may also find local teams working to find homes for those who are eligible. To learn more, please click here.