For too long, Los Angeles County has been the homeless capital of the nation. In 2011, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) reported 51,340 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. Over 9,000 of these individuals are Veterans and 12,500 are chronically homeless. We cannot continue to simply manage homelessness in our communities; we must take action to end it.
Homelessness in Los Angeles County
Home For Good
Home For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L.A. County by 2016. The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader’s Task Force on Homelessness, a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
After conducting research and eliciting extensive community input, the Business Task Force created the Home For Good action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County by 2016. The Action Plan establishes clear goals and concrete steps that all stakeholders and community members can take to end homelessness.
The Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness oversees the implementation of Home For Good and has committed the business community’s resources and expertise to assure the Plan’s success.
In 2010, the Business Leaders Task Force released the Home For Good Action Plan. The Task Force is a group of business leaders from throughout Los Angeles County who have come together with a commitment to end homelessness in our region.
Task Force Members
Jerry Neuman, Co-Chair, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Christopher J. Carey, Co-Chair, City National Bank
Nicole Curtis,Bank of America
Jon Deusenberry, UPS
Bill Farrar, Andrews International
Ron S. Galperin, Law Offices of Galperin
Richard Grimes, Capital Tower Group
Douglas Hall, Wells Fargo
David Hamlin, Weisman Hamlin Public Relations
Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Co.
Berdell Knowles, ECG Equity Investors
Wendy Colman Levin, Ph.D., Snak King Corporation
Antonio L. Manning, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jeff McConnell, Annie Berghoff and Associates
Julia M. McCallin, California Institute of Technology
Jon Murga, Fresco Community Foundation
Kerry Morrison, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Steven A. Nissen, NBC Universal
Martha Saucedo, AEG Worldwide
Kent Smith, LA Fashion District BID
Jim White, Paramount Studios
Home For Good Partners
Home For Good Partners are cross-sector leaders that are committed to ending homelessness in their communities by implementing the action steps outlined in the Action Plan.
Since its launch in December 2010, over 100 leaders from across the region have stepped forward – signing on and creating the momentum we need to bring our homeless neighbors home for good!View Our SignatoriesBecome an advocate in your community. Sign up to support Home For Good!
An initiative to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016