In a groundbreaking development, Los Angeles County has reached a historic legal settlement with the LA Alliance for Human Rights to combat the ongoing homelessness crisis. The agreement pledges up to an estimated $850.5 million in additional funding to enhance services, outreach, and interim housing for the most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness1.
Here are the key highlights of this momentous settlement:
The County commits to allocate substantial resources, totaling up to $850.5 million, to address the urgent needs of those without shelter.
These funds will be utilized to increase the availability of beds, enhance services, and expand outreach efforts.
Focus on Vulnerable Populations:
The settlement prioritizes individuals with mental health and substance use disorders who are currently homeless.
3,000 additional beds will be provided specifically for this vulnerable group.
The County aims to extend its reach through street-based outreach programs.
These efforts will connect unsheltered individuals with essential services and support.
Beyond shelter, the settlement emphasizes the importance of comprehensive care.
Wraparound services will address not only immediate housing needs but also mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Federal Court Approval:
A federal court has officially approved this groundbreaking settlement.
The decision underscores the County’s commitment to tackling homelessness head-on.
LA Alliance’s Advocacy:
The LA Alliance for Human Rights played a pivotal role in advocating for this settlement.
Their tireless efforts have led to a significant step forward in the fight against homelessness.
This settlement represents a turning point in the County’s approach to homelessness. With increased funding, targeted services, and a focus on vulnerable populations, Los Angeles County is taking bold steps to address this critical issue.