Originally unveiled in the fall of 2010 by the Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness, Home for Good is a comprehensive five-year action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L.A. County by the year 2016.
104 leaders representing the public, private, nonprofit, business, government, faith and philanthropic sectors have since signed on in support of this joint initiative between United Way of Greater L.A. and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Of the 51,000 men, women and children currently living on the streets of Los Angeles, 12,556 are chronically homeless and 9,141 are veterans of the military.
Research shows the traditional public assistance model - which struggles to manage homelessness rather than end it - operates at a cost of $875 million per year while also placing a huge burden on local law enforcement, criminal justice and healthcare systems.
According to the Task Force's detailed blueprint for change, however, a strategic reallocation of existing resources would not only save $280 million annually but provide all affected individuals with access to permanent housing and a network of supportive services designed to keep them off the streets for good.
If you're interested in learning more about the Home for Good plan, please click here.
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