Homelessness Work on the National Stage

Homelessness Work on the National Stage

Home For Good, an initiative of United Way of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with the LA Chamber of Commerce, has been nationally recognized as one of 10 organizations to receive the Secretary’s Award of Public-Philanthropic Partnerships from The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations. The Secretary's Award recognizes excellence of over 125 cross-sectoral partnerships impacting low-income communities. Read more here.

To tackle the complex issues of homelessness in Los Angeles, Home For Good launched and created a five-year plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016. Today, we are now more than halfway towards our goal. 

(Center) Director of Housing Stability, Christine Marge, and Home For Good partners accepted The Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, from HUD Secretary Donovan and the Council on Foundations. (From Left): HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Peter Lynn (HACLA), Director of Housing Stability, Christine Marge (United Way), Maria Funk (LA County DMH), Bill Pitkin (Hilton Foundation), Marc Trotz (LA DHS) and Vikki Spruill (Council on Foundations).

More Groundbreaking Acheivements and Recognition

$200 Million for “Housing First”

For the second year in a row, the Home For Good Funders Collaborative has aligned more than $100 million in public and private resources for permanent supportive housing, bringing the total community investment in our “housing first” model to more than $200 million. Because of this generous investment, thousands of homeless people this year will be connected with permanent supportive housing.

United Way in the National News on NPR  

National Public Radio (NPR) released this story, which aired across the country, on the Coordinated Entry System that we’re leading in Skid Row. It’s the latest piece of our effort to end chronic homelessness in L.A. County. 

These recent accomplishments make us realize how crucial it is to continue our efforts and to give everyone a deserving home. We thank all our partners, supporters and staff for reaching these milestones!

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