Wednesday, February 26, 2020
from 9:30 -11:30 am
LAHSA Quarterly Community Meeting
First Christian Church
Host: Family Promise of the South Bay
2930 El Dorado St, Torrance
Parking: Parking is available in their lot in back of the church accessed off of Felbar Ave.
Next Meeting: February 12, 2020
Starbucks,1171 W Carson St, Torrance
Contact Paul Stansbury,
December 6, 2019
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) oversees the Winter Shelter Program (WSP) at sites throughout LA County. They provide overnight shelter, but are generally open 24-hours during inclement weather. This evening the Long Beach Navigation Center opened the SPA 8-South Bay WSP.
No walk-ins are allowed. Participants must go to one of the transportation locations to access the site, where a bus will be waiting. The bus pickup sites are at:
Please refer to LAHSA's WSP List for additional information on all the county sites.
November 25, 2019
Every January, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) oversees the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The "street count component" will be held across the South Bay on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 8:00-11:00 pm (Palos Verdes Cities will be from 6:00-9:00 pm).
We need 550 volunteers to canvass the entire Service Planning Area (SPA) 8 region that single night. Please consider joining us at one of the cities shown below. No prior experience is required and volunteers will get fully trained at the deployment site that night.
To view the event details, please click on the city name to see the individualized flyer for that jurisdiction/neighborhood. A link to each city's signup page is also conveniently provided.
Questions about SPA 8's Homeless Count can be directed toward Steve Yu at email@example.com, or to our homeless coalition at contactSBCEH@gmail.com.
October 5, 2019
Our homeless coalition has developed information sheets for each South Bay city based on the official data provided by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. We are pleased to announce the 2019 reports are now available on our website. They features trends going back to 2015.
Below is a summary of each South Bay 2019 city/neighborhood's homelessness:
June 26, 2019:
At today's SBECH General Meeting, we presented our annual Homeless Count South Bay regional overview, looking back over the last four Counts. The preliminary city-level data, whose information was taken off LAHSA's dashboard on June 22nd, is also included (view the presentation with 1 slide/page, or with 2 slides/page). Once LAHSA finalizes the results and releases two key datafiles, we will create our annual "city level 1-pagers" that highlight the data for each municipality (click here to see SBCEH's 2018 1-pagers).
Beginning with this year's Count, LAHSA refined the borders of many cities. It then retroactively applied these new borders to the 2016 through 2018 Counts. This caused some cities' past Count totals to change slightly. (Note: questions about this can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
As a reminder, LAHSA reported that Service Planning Area (SPA) 8's overall Homeless Count is 4,388 (excluding the Long Beach Continuum of Care). The following subtotals are only included at the SPA-level and thus not reflected in the city-level data:
Additional information is available on LAHSA's 2019 Homeless Count website, including:
June 4, 2019: 2019 Homeless Count Results Announced
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released the first set of 2019 Homeless Count results this morning. Overall homelessness rose by 12% in the County of Los Angeles. While there were a few counties reporting a slight decrease, in general homelessness rose throughout the state. Other Southern California counties homelessness rate changed by:
Within the LA Contiuum of Care, these subpopulations changed:
Additional information is posted on LAHSA's website, including LAHSA's Executive Director Peter Lynn's presentation. LAHSA will release the city-level data later this summer.
January 25, 2019 Homeless "Street Count" Completed!
We are thrilled to report that as of this writing, nearly all of the South Bay has been canvassed during the Greater Los Angeles Homeless "Street Count." The few remaining tracts will be completed soon, with many pre-assigned to special outreach teams because of their hard-to-reach locations.
This extensive coverage was made possible because of the overwhelming support we had from community members, homeless service provider staff, city staff, and local law enforcement. We especially want to recognize the deployment site leads and hosts who were at the heart of this effort:
Thank you again to all who were able to join us!
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) recently released two videos to help education the general public on homelessness:
An outbreak of typhus is affecting Los Angeles County. Please share the following resources to help education your organization and the people we serve about this disease:
Typhus FAQ in English
Typhus FAQ in Spanish
Typhus Poster in English
Typhus Poster in Spanish
On July 27th, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released an update to its May 31st Homeless Count numbers. All of the Count numbers have been revised. Included in this release are the city/neighborhood figures.
Note: This includes the Los Angeles CoC, Glendale CoC, Pasadena CoC, and Long Beach CoC
As you probably know, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released the first set of 2018 Homeless Count (HC18) results last Thursday. Homelessness is down 3.9% in the LA Continuum of Care (CoC) but also went up slightly in Service Planning Area (SPA) 8/South Bay. We will analyze where the geographic changes occurred after LAHSA provides later this month the individual shelter, city, and census tract level data. In the meantime, I want to share a few personal reflections about the Count:
For you "data geeks," we hope these additional stats will keep you engaged until our June General Meeting when we'll review HC18 in much more detail.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released its 2018 Report on Homeless Housing Gaps in the County of Los Angeles. It will help inform policy makers as they determine Measure H funding allocations for specific homelessness populations and program types.
The 2018 Report is an update to the previous one published in 2016, and provides:
Recently we sent out information in our "Announcements" email about the Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego county, which to date has caused 16 fatalities and 444 confirmed cases. You may have heard that last week 10 confirmed cases have been identified in LA County. Please help us spread the word about its prevention by using any of the following resources:
In addition, DPH is administering vaccinations at its Inglewood and Torrance locations. These are for both those experiencing homelessness and for service providers.
Information on how the Measure H funding will be used is highlighted on the County's Homeless Initiative website