FIVE KEY ACTION STEPS
1. LANDLORD RECRUITMENT – There are currently over 500 veterans with vouchers searching for homes. Thanks to the partnership of Mayor Garcetti, our Business Leaders Task Force, HACLA, HACoLA, and HCID, we’ve been able to launch Home For Heroes. We encourage you to get the word out to your local landlords.
2. EXPANDED RESOURCES – Through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, we have received outstanding proposals in response to our RFP seeking to scale Coordinated Entry System (CES) throughout the county. We welcome additional public and private funders to join us in investing in these projects, alongside the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Weingart Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, LAHSA, the VA, HACLA, County Board Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, DMH, DHS and many more.
3. DEEPENED COORDINATION – We have leaders who have stepped up to design and implement CES in each region of the county, and they are actively welcoming additional partners. Find the CES team near you.
4. INCREASED AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESOURCES – These are critical in stemming the tide of homelessness. The Building Homes and Jobs Act (AB1335) would bring tremendous resources to LA to that end. Learn more and send a letter of support.
5. CONTINUED RESOLVE – Through a focus on permanent housing and Housing First as the solution, our Home For Good partners have housed over 20,000 of our most vulnerable neighbors over the last four years. This is remarkable and must remind us that our systems and approach have changed the lives of 20,000 people.