In 2017, a grant program was launched by Los Angeles County and The United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Home for Good Funders Collaborative for individual cities to develop effective, localized solutions to addressing homelessness in their respective communities. The City applied for and received grant funding for the specific purpose of developing a City Homelessness Plan that will serve as a road map to prevent and combat homelessness locally and regionally.
- There are 57,795 persons in Los Angeles County who are homeless on a given night.
- Los Angeles County voters passed Measure H in 2017, raising $355 million annually in sales taxes, to be spent on services for homeless people.
- City of Los Angeles voters approved Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond to build new permanent supportive housing for homeless people.
- LA County is using all available resources: mental health, libraries, hospitals, parks.
Goals of the Planning Process
- To identify what the City can do, what resources are available, and what resources are needed.
- To engage everyone: residents, businesses, and government, to contribute to a collaborative approach to address homelessness.
Hermosa Beach Scope of Homelessness
- Nineteen individuals were identified during the Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count in January, 2017; Hermosa Beach’s population has been relatively stable over the past 5 years.
- Four individuals were living in vehicles and makeshift shelters; ten were on the street.
- Five individuals were in shelters.
- Numbers are likely to increase during the summer months.
Provide Your Feedback
To ensure that our plan meets the needs of the community and reflects the City’s resources, we need your feedback on the following questions to better understand what homelessness looks like in our community and to help shape the City’s strategies:
1) In your opinion, what do you see are the key issues and impacts related to homelessness in our City?
2) What strategies or approaches would you like to be included in a Community Homelessness Plan?