Los Angeles communities have made tremendous progress towards ending chronic and Veteran homelessness by 2016. In year two, Community partners housed 3,178 chronically homeless individuals and 1,292 non-chronically homeless Veterans!
Home For Good sets forth specific, rigorous, and measurable benchmarks each year, and the results are significant. Additional Year Two highlights include:
COORDINATING FUNDS: Home For Good launched the Funders Collaborative, an unprecedented collaboration of 25 public and private funders that leveraged $105M in funds for permanent supportive housing for 1,000 chronically homeless individuals.
TARGETING RESOURCES: As part of the Funders Collaborative, the Housing Authority of the City of L.A. (HACLA) created an innovative new Tenant-Based Permanent Supportive Housing Program to house 500 chronically homeless individuals over the next two years. The Housing Authority of the County of L.A. (HACoLA) created a similar program for 250 chronically homeless individuals over the next 5 years.
ASSESSING THE NEED: Our community completed the most comprehensive Homeless Count in the history of Los Angeles County! Under the leadership of the L.A. Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), 68 of the 88 cities in our region opted in to the full count. This is a dramatic increase over the 32 cities counted in 2011.
HARNESSING GOOD DATA: Community partners, together with LAHSA, have significantly increased usage of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a critical tool in tracking the progress of homeless individuals interacting with our systems.
We have made great progress towards addressing chronic and Veteran homelessness in LA County. Although much work remains to be undertaken in the next three years, we know that individuals and organizations across the county are dedicated to making a new LA a reality. We look forward to seeing the amazing work that is accomplished in year three of the plan!
*Over the past two years (Years 1 & 2 combined), community partners have housed 5,451 chronically homeless people and 2,156 non-chronically homeless Veterans.