The 2017 Greater Los Angeles Point-in-Time Homeless Count revealed that Los Angeles County had more than 57,000 homeless individuals living within its boundaries, the highest figure in the nation. In order to reverse this trend, the homeless services arena needs effective policy, multi-agency collaboration, and a systems change approach.
Shelter Partnership addresses the root causes of homelessness by creating systems that help people get and stay housed. Shelter Partnership does this by:
Working collaboratively to build the capacity of community-based agencies
Advocating for resources to increase and strengthen affordable housing and homeless services
Providing housing policy analysis and expertise to state and local government
For over 30 years, Shelter Partnership has worked to establish itself as one of the leaders in the fight to end homelessness in Los Angeles. Shelter Partnership’s recent advocacy efforts achieved some significant results.
In late 2015 and early 2016, both the City and County of Los Angeles released comprehensive and deliberate plans to improve homeless systems and determine how to best allocate additional funding. Shelter Partnership submitted both informal and formal public comment that will allow the plans to go further in reducing the number of homeless persons living in Los Angeles City and County.
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