Highlights from our Year 1 Report

Highlights from our Year 1 Report



Home For Good was released at the end of 2010 by the Los Angeles Business Leaders Task Force and has since become the leading voice for ending chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County. Last week, the 2012 Home For Good Summit gave us an opportunity to reflect on year one accomplishments and to launch the second year of the initiative.

The hard work and commitment of over 100 cross-sector leaders has given Home For Good much to celebrate! Great strides were made towards accomplishing many of the goals laid out under the Action Plan. Most notably, Home For Good Partners surpassed year one housing goals by housing 864 military veterans and 2,273 chronically homeless individuals! Additional year one highlights included:


  • The launch of the Home For Good the Funders Collaborative, which is uniting public and private funders in an effort to generate permanent supportive housing for chronic and veteran individuals through a streamlined, one-stop funding collaborative.  The Collaborative will release its first public/private Request for Proposals (RFP) in mid-March 2012.


  • The launch of the Home For Good the Funders Collaborative, which is uniting public and private funders in an effort to generate permanent supportive housing for chronic and veteran individuals through a streamlined, one-stop funding collaborative.  The Collaborative will release its first public/private Request for Proposals (RFP) in mid-March 2012.


  • A 68 day reduction in time it takes to get a homeless veteran off of the streets and into housing! The HUD-VASH Housing Bootcamp held in partnership with the VA, Housing Authorities, nonprofit partners, Community Solutions and the Home For Good team, reduced placement time from 168 days to 100 days.


  • 18 local communities led by the 100K Homes Campaign undertook community registries and compiled community lists of everyone living on the streets and in shelters to begin work on housing their most vulnerable.


  • 31 cities participated in LAHSA’s 2011 Opt-in homeless count, up from 15 in 2009.

  • LAHSA began work to improve the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) usage and functionality. HMIS increased to 60% in shelters and 35% for permanent supportive housing.


In 2011, Home For Good laid the groundwork and in the next four years the initiative will continue to push for systemic change that assures Los Angeles County is moving towards a system focused on assessing homeless individuals’ needs and rapidly re-housing those in crises. Home For Good’s achievements in its first year and the years to come would not be possible without the leadership of individuals and organizations across sectors that are working tirelessly to make sure that everyone in Los Angeles has a place to call home, for good!

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Read the updated Action Plan and full Year One Report: Home For Good Action Plan & Year 1 Report

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