Ending Homelessness

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The Issue

On any given night in LA, 44,359 people are homeless, 4,362 are homeless Veterans and 14,118 are chronically homeless (long-term or repeated homelessness, often coupled with a disability).

This reality negatively impacts our communities, our businesses and our society. Recognizing the significant work being done in Los Angeles to manage homelessness, we identified the need to create a bigger tent and a collective strategy to address all of the facets of a complex problem.

Home For Good is an initiative to end Veteran homelessness and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, and ultimately all homelessness in LA County.  Launched in December 2010 by United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, it is a collective and countywide effort of over 200 cross-sector organizations.

 

We see the consequences…

 

ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE… homelessness costs us nearly $1 billion.

MORAL IMPERATIVE… people are dying on the streets.

COMMUNITY IMPERATIVE… we know we can do better for our communities.

 

Did you know?

1 in 225 are homeless in LA.

1 in 8 living on the street of LA served this country.

Over 90% of homeless individuals live outside of Skid Row.

30% of individuals live with a mental illness.

 

The Solution

We believe that as a community we can end veteran homelessness and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, and eventually all homelessness in LA County.

Solutions to homelessness are 43% cheaper than leaving someone on the streets.

 


 

88% stay in housing in permanent supportive housing compared to less than half in other housing models.

 


 

We are over a community of over 200 cross sector partners strong dedicated to ending homelessness.

 

“And, here in LA, the United Way and Chamber of Commerce have brought public and private partners together for an incredible program called Home For Good” -First Lady Michelle Obama

 

Our Major Initiatives…

 

Funders Collaborative

 

Coordinated Entry System

 

Standards of Excellence

 

Our Progress

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Homelessness overall has increased by 12% over the last two years from 39,461 to 44,359. 60% of renters in LA County are paying more than half their.

Veteran homelessness decreased 6% in the last 2 years, and our community has reduced veteran homelessness by 39% since the start of Home.

Chronic homelessness has risen 54% in the last two years. More of our homeless individuals and families are on the streets for longer and longer periods of time.

On any given night in LA, 44,359 people are homeless, 4,362 are homeless Veterans and 14,118 are chronically homeless (long-term or repeated homelessness, often coupled with a disability). This reality negatively impacts our communities, our businesses and our society. Recognizing the significant work being done in Los Angeles to manage homelessness, we identified the need to create a bigger tent and a collective strategy to address all of the facets of a complex problem.Home For Good is an initiative to end Veteran homelessness and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, and ultimately all homelessness in LA County. Launched in December 2010 by United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, it is a collective and countywide effort of over 200 cross-sector organizations.

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