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LAHSA Report “Homeless Off LA Streets by Year End” Due Soon

Part of encampment on Venice Blvd near Abbot Kinney.

Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency (LAHSA) should be handing in their report to the City Council Homeless and Poverty Committee showing how they plan to remove all homeless from the streets of Los Angeles by the end of 2018.

Councilman Mike Bonin, leap frogging all previous efforts by politicians to end homelessness in Los Angeles, requested that LAHSA, which manages the Measure H 355-million-dollar-per-year income, prepare a plan to get all homeless off the streets of Los Angeles by the end of December 2018.

His motion – emergency response to homelessness was passed by the City Council 27 March, 2018 and the two weeks would have commenced then. Two weeks from date of City Council approval is 10 April.

LAHSA is to present “the framework of an Emergency Response to Homelessness Plan, outlining what steps and funds would be required to provide an alternative to encampments for 100 percent of the Los Angeles homeless population by December 31, 2018.”

Bonin wants the Los Angeles Homeless Coordinator, with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst and City Administrative Officer, and other departments and agencies as appropriate, to prepare a comprehensive list of every public facility in the City of Los Angeles legally eligible to be used to provide shelter, temporary housing, or safe parking.

Bonin wants to know how many people and what percentage of Los Angeles’ homeless population are currently being provided shelter or housing, and what number and what percentage of our homeless population LAHSA aims to shelter or house by the end of the current fiscal year, and the next three years?

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