Wednesday, June 27, 2018
9:30 - 11:30 am
Topic: Homeless Count 2018 SPA Level results
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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 City of Hawthorne's Community Homelessness Meeting. This city is inviting its community members to provide input into the design of its homelessness plan. It will be held this Tuesday, March 27th from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Memorial Center's Polaris Room, 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd. Hawthorne. It is hosted by the City's Community Services Department. Please contact Vontray Norris at 310-349-1640 if you have any questions.
The City of Manhattan Beach's Community Homelessness Meeting. This city is inviting its community members to participate in a conversation to develop homelessness solutions for its municipality. It will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Police/Fire Conference Room (420 15th St., across the parking lot from City Hall). Your feedback is important as the city crafts its homelessness plan, whose development efforts is funded through a LA County Homeless Initiative Office grant. A draft of Manhattan Beach's Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness will be presented to the City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 17, 2018 for review and discussion. Join your neighbors, members of the faith community, city staff and other partners in addressing this complex issue. Please RSVP if you are attending the March 21st community meeting. Comments are also being accepted through April 2nd via the online survey found on the City's website. Please contact Kendra Davis at 310-802-5063 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Last spring, the County's Homeless Initiative Office held a series of public meetings which culminated in the allocation of Measure H revenue across 21 strategies. With the start of the next fiscal year (FY) approaching in June, recommendations for "Year 2" are currently in review.
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:
The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative Office launched a new portal on its website called "A Paycheck With Purpose: Join the Fight Against Homelessness." Recognizing the tremendous need to expand services, it lists service provider links in each service planning area (SPA) with staff openings. Please contact email@example.com if you would like your agency added to SPA 8's list.
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