Los Angeles Housing and Homeless Resources

211 LA

211 is the hub for community members and community organizations looking for all types of health, human, and social services in Los Angeles County. For immediate assistance,
dial 2-1-1.

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Providing homeless individuals and families the resources they need to achieve independent, stable and secure housing.

Los Angeles County Homeless Shelters

L.A. Homeless Shelter locator: http://tinyurl.com/yc39j9f7

Domestic Violence Shelters and Resources

Shelter services for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Los Angeles County, including single women, single men, pregnant women and emancipated minors.

Domestic Violence Resources and Information 


Domestic Violence Support Organizations in Los Angeles


Extreme Heat – Los Angeles Cooling Stations

During extended periods of excessive heat, the City of Los Angeles opens dedicated cooling centers. These will typically be at City Recreation and Parks facilities

Homeless Access Centers

Homeless Access Centers are call-in or drop-in locations where persons experiencing homelessness can gain initial access to or continue contact with housing and supportive services.

Homeless Count

Thousands of volunteers participate annually in the January point-in-time count of the tens of thousands of homeless people who are our neighbors. Information gleaned from the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is used by policymakers, advocates, and service providers to understand better and implement solutions to address homelessness.

Homeless Incentive Program (For Landlords)

Homeless incentive payments to private landlords to house applicants from Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles’ homeless housing assistance programs.

Homeless Outreach

Did you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help? Notice a homeless neighbor who seems to be struggling with their physical and/or mental health? Then you can help them by filling out an outreach request and alert us as to any specific concerns you may have regarding the person’s well-being.

Homeless Prevention Assistance

Homeless Prevention provides individuals and families who are at imminent risk of homelessness.

Homeless Veterans Rental Assistance

Rental assistance to homeless veterans and their families along with case management and clinical services through the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Greater Los Angeles.

Interim Housing

Interim Housing provides safe temporary accommodations for people who otherwise have nowhere to spend the night.

Interim Housing locations in Los Angeles


LGBTQ+ Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services for more queer and trans people than any other organization in the world—offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy.

LGBTQ+ Youth Resources

Services include gender affirming healthcare, mental health services, surgical services and legal services.

Mental Health Services

Mental health services provided include assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support and other rehabilitative services.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is a model that combines low-barrier affordable housing, health care, and supportive services to help individuals and families lead more stable lives. PSH targets people who are homeless or otherwise unstably housed, experience multiple barriers to housing, and are unable to maintain housing stability without supportive services.

Permanent Supportive Housing locations in Los Angeles


Safe Parking in Los Angeles

Safe Parking LA bridges a gap in services by addressing the unique needs of residents whose only source of shelter is their vehicle.

Section 8 Emergency Housing Vouchers

The Section 8 program provides rent subsidies in the form of housing assistance payments to private Landlords on behalf of extremely low, very low-income individuals/families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.

Senior Housing Services

The risk of many chronic health problems, along with increased medical expenses and other costs of living, make it difficult for some seniors to afford housing.

Senior Resources

Information and tools for finding senior housing and resources.

Veterans Housing

Information and tools for assisting homeless veterans and their families find affordable housing throughout Los Angeles County.

Veterans Resources and Information


Winter Shelter Locations in Los Angeles

The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles's colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and operate 24 hours a day.

Youth in Need of Shelter

Find free local service(s) such as showers, shelter, food, and more.

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