Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Rep. Peters Announces Plan from Secretary Castro to Fix Homelessness Funding Formula

Late yesterday evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about progress on updating the Continuum of Care formula that determines how federal homelessness funding is allocated. Secretary Castro indicated that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will put forward a proposal in mid-July that goes beyond Rep. Peters’ initial request of reopening the public comment period on the existing formula. Stressing the need for a long term solution, HUD will be seeking comments on specific approaches to modernize the formula.

Man Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Special Needs Tricycle

A homeless man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for stealing a custom made tricycle for a teen with cerebral palsy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Rep. Peters Announces Progress for HUD Homelessness Funding for San Diego

Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) was informed by Julián Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that HUD is reopening the public comment period on the formula that determines federal homelessness funding no later than June 21st.

AGUILAR CONVENES VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar convened another meeting of his Veterans Advisory Board. The committee of veteran health care providers, local veterans and representatives from veteran assistance organizations met with Rep. Aguilar yesterday morning to discuss improving health care services for Inland Empire veterans. This was Rep. Aguilar’s third meeting with his Veterans Advisory Board. Previous meetings addressed employment opportunities and veteran homelessness, which resulted in immediate actions.

Mayor Announces new Department of Homeleness

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing the City will launch on July 1st and appointed Hamilton Family Center Executive Director Jeff Kositsky to lead the new Department that will help homeless residents permanently exit the streets and move into housing and services. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing will help achieve Mayor Lee’s goal to help at least 8,000 people out of homelessness forever through strategies that stabilize people’s lives through the City’s nationally recognized housing and support services and building a system that ends a person’s homelessness before it becomes chronic.

Mayor Lee Announces City’s New Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing & Appoints Jeff...

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing the City will launch on July 1st and appointed Hamilton Family Center Executive Director Jeff Kositsky to lead the new Department that will help homeless residents permanently exit the streets and move into housing and services. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing will help achieve Mayor Lee’s goal to help at least 8,000 people out of homelessness forever through strategies that stabilize people’s lives through the City’s nationally recognized housing and support services and building a system that ends a person’s homelessness before it becomes chronic.

CONGRESSMAN BECERRA ANNOUNCES $1.7 MILLION IN HUD GRANTS FOR HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN LOS ANGELES

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and representative for Downtown Los Angeles, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1.7 millionin federal grants to local homeless programs that serve the 34th Congressional District.

MAYOR GARCETTI ON RELEASE OF LAHSA HOMELESS COUNT FIGURES

The results of LAHSA's Homeless Count show that when we target our resources to help specific populations — such as homeless families and veterans — we get results and save lives. As a City, we housed nearly 10,000 people in 2015 alone, including 2,668 veterans and 2,846 chronically homeless people — more than any other city in the country. These figures prove that our strategic efforts are working

Man Sentenced to Prison for La Puente Killing

A 37-year-old man was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for fatally beating a homeless man nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Honda Welcomes U.S. HUD Secretary Castro To Sunnyvale

U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley, Calif.) will welcome U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro to the Silicon Valley this FRIDAY for a tour of a new affordable housing facility that will help recently homeless Veterans.

CONGRESSWOMAN PELOSI HEARS CONCERNS OF HOMELESS YOUTH

Larkin Street youth had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their concerns as homeless young people with Congresswoman Nancy Pelsoi during a roundtable discussion held at the organization’s main service hub. Top of mind was San Francisco’s affordability crisis, however a variety of issues facing youth without stable housing arose, including the need for increasing awareness of services in middle and high school age youth and the lack of services available outside San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Mayor Lee Announces New Navigation Center & 200 Additional Homes To Help Homeless

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City will open a new Navigation Center and lease an additional 200 units of housing for the homeless. The new Navigation Center, which will begin accepting clients in two months, will be located at the Civic Center Hotel, which will be expanded with additional supportive services. Mayor Lee also announced the addition of 200 new units to the City’s supportive housing portfolio to provide additional exits to clients of the Navigation Center system

Housing Assistance: Mayor Announces New Homeless Services

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City will open a new Navigation Center and lease an additional 200 units of housing for the homeless. The new Navigation Center, which will begin accepting clients in two months, will be located at the Civic Center Hotel, which will be expanded with additional supportive services. Mayor Lee also announced the addition of 200 new units to the City’s supportive housing portfolio to provide additional exits to clients of the Navigation Center system.

FIRST HOMELESS VETERAN SECURES HOUSING WITH COUNTY’S LANDLORD VETERAN INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Miguel Hernandez is the first homeless veteran to benefit from the Landlord Veteran Incentive Program (Landlord VIP), administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA). Hernandez received keys to his apartment on March 1, just one week after the unit passed inspection and the landlord received incentive monies.

CONGRESSMAN BECERRA ANNOUNCES $39 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN LOS ANGELES

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and representative for Downtown Los Angeles, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded over $39 million in federal grants to local homeless programs that serve the 34th Congressional District.

Mayor Faulconer’s Campaign to House 1,000 Homeless Veterans Wins Unanimous City Council Approval

Funding for Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s “Housing Our Heroes” (PDF) campaign – a call to action to help 1,000 homeless veterans transition off the streets over the next year – won unanimous approval from the City Council today.

Torres Joins VA Secretary in San Bernardino

Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald in meetings with public and private sector leaders working to address veterans homelessness in San Bernardino County. Secretary McDonald’s visit to San Bernardino County kicked off his four day trip to the Los Angeles metro area.

Torres Participates in Field Hearing on Ending Veteran Homelessness

Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) took part in a field hearing at Riverside City College on reducing homelessness among veterans. The hearing, titled “Finding Solutions for Veteran Homelessness in Southern California,” was hosted by Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) and brought together representatives from the private and public sectors to discuss how local programs are helping to decrease the number of homeless veterans

Life Sentences for Homeless Man Convicted of Killing Elderly Man, Woman in Culver City

A 35-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to two consecutive terms of life in state prison without the possibility of parole for the special circumstance murders of two people more than four and a half years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

City of Riverside Successful in Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

Six months after Mayor Rusty Bailey accepted the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness from President Obama, Riverside has successfully housed 89 homeless veterans within the city who had been identified as needing housing

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CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.

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CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.