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Pioneering Solutions in the Fight Against Homelessness

The latest Homeless Count released today by the L.A. Homeless Services Authority reveals a 9% increase in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness across the county. This means that at least 75,518 people of all ages will spend tonight in emergency shelters, cars, under freeways, or in tents on sidewalks.

Additionally, although the City of LA is opening over 4,000 new units of supportive housing in 2023 (the highest number ever in a single year), we still need to do more to establish the necessary systems for creating housing on the scale required and making sure those transitioning off the streets are empowered to become contributing, thriving members of society.

We firmly believe that homelessness can and will be solved by helping more people maintain their homes, improving access to education and stable career paths, and increasing the availability of housing and services for those who have lost their homes. We believe that there is hope for their future.

To achieve this vision, it is crucial that we continue to act urgently and advocate for our neighbors, colleagues, grandparents, and anyone struggling to afford rent, meals, or access mental health care. Many individuals are just one step away from homelessness, and we must do everything in our power to prevent it.

We will persist in working with our donors, philanthropic partners, community organizations, labor unions, businesses, and elected officials to develop innovative solutions. Examples of our ongoing efforts include:

  • Our Financial Literacy program, which educates community members on financial responsibility and managing their finances effectively.

  • Our Workforce Development program, which provides practical skills training in mechanical trades, emerging tech industries, and other growing sectors for community members.

  • Our Entrepreneurship program, which supports low-income individuals in launching small businesses with minimal overhead and risk, enabling them to achieve profitability as quickly as possible.

  • Our Housing and Homeownership program, which helps individuals find housing solutions and ultimately embark on the path to homeownership.

Despite the challenges posed by the increasing number of people experiencing homelessness, we have reason to remain hopeful and continue to fight for a better quality of life for our unhoused neighbors and our communities. By continuing our collaborative efforts with various stakeholders, investing in innovative programs, and advocating for those at risk of homelessness, we can make a meaningful difference. Together, we can create a future where homelessness is a problem of the past, and every individual has a safe and stable place to call home.


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