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    the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority LAHSA Board of Commissioners The LAHSA Commission has the authority to make budgetary funding planning and program policies for over 80 Recommendations from the Leadership Summit To End Homelessness April 26 2011 By admin Business Leaders Task Force Home for Good cash loans gladstone United Way of Greater Los Angeles the L A Area Chamber of Commerce and the U S Interagency Council on Homelessness held an unprecedented summit of over 140 Federal regional state and local leaders including senior Obama administration officials to determine the most effective ways to access and utilize public resources Below are the L A Times Highlights Home For Good April 25 2011 By admin Business Leaders Task Force Home for Good Last week the L A County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously a 5 0 vote in support a second Home For Good motion The motion adopts 10 recommendations for how the County can allocate their resources to permanent supportive housing and over the next 90 days they will identify the specific resources and funding levels that they will L A County to focus homeless services on most hard core street dwellers Los Angeles Times April 20 2011 April 20 2011 By admin Home for Good L A County to focus homeless services on most hard core street dwellers Los Angeles Times April 20 2011 bayside lenders payday loans 1 40 41 42 43 44 47 About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago

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    the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority published their homeless count data The 2011 L A County Homeless Count of homeless individuals contains numbers which are virtually identical to those of two years ago The current census conducted a month after the Business Leaders Task Force launched Home For Good demonstrates emphatically that it is time Meet Wendy Levin Member of the Task Force June 10 2011 By admin Business Leaders Task Force Home for Good 1 Why did you join the Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness When I was getting my degree in Public Health at UCLA one of our requirements was to do a semester long internship mine was in the basement of a church across from campus with a small group of people who were just beginning to Spotlight on Veterans Project 60 June 03 2011 By admin Home for Good Partners They serve our country yet many veterans return from service and do not have the support network and employment resources to stabilize Over 7 400 veterans are homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night In honor of Memorial Day we re highlighting three critical efforts to end veteran homelessness in our region 1 We re partnering 1 39 40 41 42 43 47 About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of

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  • Home for Good
    Partners In March of this year Home For Good launched a Pilot Coordinated Entry System in Skid Row which is focusing on creating a comprehensive system to quickly and effectively match homeless individuals to housing and services This week organizations participating in the pilot celebrated the completion of the first 100 days of the pilot by sharing their impressive accomplishments with over 100 community stakeholders The new CES which was designed by on the ground service staff and is supported by government and philanthropic leaders has housed more than 37 of the area s most vulnerable people in just over three months The system provides permanent supportive housing more quickly and democratically than ever before and it has also empowered local agencies to radically improve the way they work together initiatives like bank transfer Over the last 100 days teams participating in the Pilot CES have put together a four step process to move people into housing 1 Universal Assessment Administer an assessment to determine a person s needs 2 Navigation Assist homeless individuals with housing navigation by assuring they have interim housing and documentation needed to access permanent housing placement 3 Matching Have housing providers pull clients from a unified housing list while assuring prioritization of the most vulnerable individuals 4 Lease Up Once a client is matched to housing assure a fast and smooth move in process The system the teams have created is detailed in their Coordinated Entry Manual which also lists policy recommendations for scaling up CES countywide So what s next for CES in Skid Row The teams will be coming together to determine how they will work on refining their process in the second 100 days In addition policy leaders will be participating in their own 100 day pilot in which they will undertake important systems change to assure a countywide implementation of CES We are excited about the incredible work that will be taking place in the next couple of months and would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the dozens of partners who have made incredible change possible during the first phase of this pilot Visit our Facebook page for pictures from the event and be sure to read yesterday s article in the LA Times We would like to acknowledge all of the organization s in Skid Row that have worked tirelessly to create a system to support our homeless neighbors at risk of dying on our streets Homeless Health Care Los Angeles Downtown Women s Center Lamp Community LA Mission Midnight Mission Skid Row Housing Trust Weingart Center Association Exodus Recovery LA Christian Health Centers SHARE SRO Housing Corporation St Vincent DePaul and FASGI Volunteers of America Also a special thanks to Community Solutions the Rapid Results Institute and the policy makers and funders that have supported the teams during the first 100 days LAHSA HACLA DMH DHS CSH Veterans Administration Conrad N Hilton Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles Ask Congress to Support a 19 Increase

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    for Good News Partners In 2009 the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program HPRP created the first nationwide implementation of housing first and prevention strategies for reducing homelessness The three year program was comprised of homeless prevention services for those in danger of becoming homeless and rapid rehousing assistance for people experiencing homelessness and in need of permanent housing Cash America Payday Loans After three years of HPRP implementation local project evaluations highlighting lessons learned are beginning to emerge A couple of weeks ago Our Place Housing Solutions OPHS released its report Internal Evaluation of the Homelessness Prevention Rapid Rehousing Program Administered The report looks at HPRP in East Los Angeles County between 2010 and 2012 and the 360 clients and their households assisted during this period One of the most notable findings of OPHS s evaluation was that rapid rehousing required 58 less direct financial assistance than prevention but more effort from case managers who had to spend significant time assisting with housing location The median amount of assistance received by rapid rehousing clients was 2 344 while that of prevention clients was 4 064 Also important to note was that a significant minority of those enrolled in prevention stated that they did not believe they would have become homeless if not for the assistance as was required by HUD Although homelessness prevention may be more effective in avoiding the personal and social trauma of a household becoming homeless the implications of this evaluation are that future programs modeled on HPRP and operating with limited funding may be able to help more clients and achieve more concrete results fighting homelessness by prioritizing rapid rehousing over prevention strategies fast payday loans bird road Download the full report for more information full report Help increase housing options for CA Veterans April 30 2013 By admin Advocacy Home for Good Payday Loans Seguin Texas Insurance Against Assembly Bill 639 the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act would help adapt California s resources to better meet the changing dynamics of its Veteran population While still preserving a portion of money intended to assist Veterans who wish to purchase single family homes AB 639 would allow voters to decide on redistributing 600 million to focus on rehabilitating multifamily Veterans housing By focusing on Veterans who are at risk for or who are currently homeless this bill will help meet the growing demand among California s Veterans for multifamily and supportive housing These proven and cost effective models decrease public costs and provide a wider range of housing options more representative of California s Veteran population California leads the nation with 19 000 homeless Veterans nearly one fourth of the country s entire population Let s move our state from being the country s leader in number of homeless Veterans to a trailblazer in helping reach the national goal of ending Veteran homelessness by 2015 A fact sheet and sample letter of support for the bill can both be obtained HERE Please join us in

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  • Home for Good
    path I ultimately followed Spotlight on Veterans Project 60 June 03 2011 By admin Home for Good Partners They serve our country yet many veterans return from service and do not have the support network and employment resources to stabilize Over 7 400 veterans are homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night In honor of Memorial Day we re highlighting three critical efforts to end veteran homelessness in our region 1 We re partnering with the U S Chamber of Commerce to host one of the nation s largest job fairs for veterans on July 10 th at Sony Studios If you re a veteran or an employer and you want to participate please sign up today to join us http www regonline com HiringHeroesinLA 2 Project 60 launched this year and aims to house the 60 most vulnerable military veterans on the streets Project 60 might sound familiar as we highlighted it in our Spring Report as a major progress in targeting resources to house our most vulnerable residents Here are the 5 big things to know about Project 60 This project spawns new cooperation among key players The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with federal County and City officials as well as nonprofit organizations to house the 60 of the most vulnerable homeless veterans in 2 years It plans to house and support the most vulnerable veterans in Hollywood Santa Monica Van Nuys and Venice Each community has identified those veterans most likely to die on the streets Four nonprofit organizations Ocean Park Community Center St Joseph Center Step Up on Second and San Fernando Valley Mental Health Center will help identify and treat homeless veterans This model gives chronically homeless veterans a permanent home with services including medical treatment mental health counseling drug and alcohol rehabilitation and job training It employs the Housing First approach where permanent housing is the first critical priority and individuals are provided the supportive services they need once they re stabilized in permanent housing homeforgoodla com cache first american cash advance fostoria html To read the LA Times article on Project 60 click here Steve Lopez also writes a great piece on it in his column 3 Our partner Path Achieve Glendale has also announced a very ambitious goal they have committed to ending Veteran homelessness in Glendale by Memorial Day 2012 Check out CNN s Memorial Day coverage of Path Achieve s efforts Payday Loans Spokane Valley Washington Photo credit James Lee Meet David Hamlin The Task Force s Communications Guru May 27 2011 By admin Business Leaders Task Force Home for Good 1 Why did you join the Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness My agency and I have worked with homeless housing and service providers for a long time It became clear that there had to be a more effective way to address the issue and the Task Force has done exactly that I m also committed to the notion that democracy thrives when people exercise

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  • Home for Good
    are often moved by learning how many veterans are on their streets or how many of their homeless neighbors are living with cancer This information turns homelessness from an abstract problem to an urgent moral crisis Often people who have never worked with homeless people before become committed advocates after attending a Registry Week community briefing Finally Registry Week ends and the work of housing begins Communities are typically eager to put the data and resources gathered during Registry Week to use as they start housing their most vulnerable homeless residents In some places local leaders have even moved people into permanent housing within days of completing their surveying efforts This is what the Campaign is about connecting vulnerable people to the homes and support they need to thrive With several Registry Weeks planned throughout the summer Los Angeles is facing an exciting moment in the history of local homelessness I encourage you to visit homeforgoodla org or 100khomes org to find out how you can get involved in your local effort and make a difference in the lives of homeless people in your community The Housing Placement Bootcamp as Explained by Alisa Orduna July 06 2011 By admin Home for Good Partners United Way On my very first day at the United Way I participated in a conference call with Common Ground s 100K Homes Campaign regarding a Registry Week Boot Camp As I was leaving Philadelphia to transition back to L A many of my colleagues in the homeless field were talking about an up coming Registry but I had no idea what they were talking about and having mentally check out I did not ask any further questions Now in L A who knew that I would be spending my first weekend at the Registry Week Boot Camp and getting up at 4 00 AM the following Monday to participate in the City of Glendale s Registry Week Six weeks later well versed in Common Ground s approach to mobilizing communities I found myself participating in another Boot Camp conference call about streamlining the local VASH program VASH is a federal program that partners VA Medical Centers with local public housing authorities to combine supportive services and housing for homeless veterans many of whom are chronically homeless Golden Oak Lending The bootcamp was held over a day and a half June 15 my birthday boy do I love this job and June 16 2011 at the Center for Healthy Communities in the California Endowment s campus Close to 70 front line and management staff from the local housing authorities the Los Angeles and Long Beach VA Medical Centers and non profit outreach providers attended Facilitated by Boston based Institute for Healthcare Improvement workshop guidelines were established that crated a safe environment that allowed participants to push away from planning within the status quo toward thinking about what it would take to create an ideal system Participants were divided into geographic teams with representation from each agency and

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  • Three cool highlights from our Summer Progress Report
    efforts with Home For Good s goals Among other critical changes the County will explore its ability to provide supportive services in housing for chronically homeless individuals which could create significantly more permanent supportive housing in our region 3 Non profit providers are dedicating new and turnover permanent supportive housing units to chronically homeless individuals and encouraging scattered site landlords to house the most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals in their units As you ll see in the report scattered site and turnover units account for most of the permanent housing placements so its imperative that these are prioritized to the most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals Click here to access the full report and here if you want even more detail on our progress Thank you Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An up close view of the human toll that homelessness takes on individuals and families in Los Angeles County and the power of help

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  • A Hometown With Not Enough Homes By Joel John Roberts
    Beach volunteers from local faith groups schools homeless agencies and businesses joined city leaders law enforcement and emergency services to canvass the downtown area of the city looking for the most vulnerable homeless persons on the streets we surveyed 345 homeless persons within blocks of city hall The thinking at the time was that if this city could successfully house homeless persons from the impacted area of downtown the rest of the city would replicate the model Without significant funding and no promises of housing vouchers the simple goal was to permanently house ten of the most hurting homeless persons in the city Two years later this community housed eight times more than its original goal 80 people or almost a quarter of the people surveyed Most people were floored by the success including people who were housed Like Ron who had barely survived on the streets for 38 years He was 22 years old when he became homeless and most people in the community gave up on him since he had been in and out of shelters for decades You know Ron he is the homeless person that everyone in the community knows But when his name popped up on the Vulnerability Index and homeless agency caregivers approached him he relented to an opportunity to get his own apartment The hard years on the streets took a toll on his resolve Faith Groups in the city rallied their resources to make sure that every person walking through their own apartment would have a home filled with furniture linens and a house warming gift We call it a Welcome Home Registry Landlords in the area have embraced this initiative One owner allowed a handful of homeless young adults to rent his apartments The landlord was so enthralled with the idea of helping these youth that he enticed the youth to get good grades at the local junior college by reducing their rent This month Long Beach Connections 2 0 is roaring to go With support from L A County Supervisor Knabe Hilton Foundation HUD the United Way of Greater L A and the City of Long Beach the community will once again perform a second Vulnerability Index in downtown Long Beach Typically the second generation of a new product or initiative is usually much better than the first Could a Vulnerability Index 2 0 far exceed the original 80 housing placements that started with basically no funding With so much support could we dare imagine a downtown neighborhood with no homelessness personal loans relatives My simple hope is that my hometown becomes a town with enough homes for everyone Joel John Roberts is the CEO of PATH People Assisting The Homeless based in Southern California and is the publisher of PovertyInsights org and a writer for Huffington Post Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite

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