United Way of Greater Los Angeles, through the Everyone In campaign, measure the progress Los Angeles has made in the commitment to end homelessness
Three years ago, on November 8, 2016, the people of Los Angeles voted on an increased tax to fund the most effective solution to end homelessness – supportive housing. This would be the first time voters approved a dedicated local funding source for the creation of housing that would give those residing, the care and attention they need to thrive. The goal was a commitment to build at least 10,000 units across L.A. over ten years.
Today, there are more than 8,000 Proposition HHH-funded supportive and affordable housing units are approved and in the process of construction. Through United Way’s Innovative Housing Challenge, roughly 1,000 units will be built at a rate lower than average cost from the current HHH baseline.
The Los Angeles community continues to step up as all 15 L.A. City council districts move forward with supportive housing buildings. Sixty-nine percent of L.A. voters surveyed “yes” to supporting housing in their own neighborhoods.
While the HHH funded housing is ahead of schedule for building units, there is a lot more that still must be done to bring everyone in. The fact is homes end homelessness. Find out more about how HHH is helping get #EveryoneIn at everyoneinla.org.