Logins for SPA6 Wednesday, July 8, 2020, zoom meeting on Year 4 Measure H funds, and for Friday, July 10, SPA6 Homeless Coalition zoom monthly meeting, 10:00 am

Please join the SPA 6 Homeless Coalition and SPA 6 CES Lead for Singles/Families- HOPICS for a conversation about the recently released recommendations for Year 4 Measure H funds.

The objective is to think through how the recommendations impact SPA 6 especially given the 35% PIT Count in our regions and to have a discussion to inform a draft collective response to submit for public comment on behalf of SPA 6.




Here is the Zoom link to register for Wednesday, July 8th at 11am.
SPA 6 Discussion of Measure H FY 20-21 Recommendations 






Proposed Recommendations to Review:








Please join us for the July SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Meeting 




Topic: SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Meeting
Time: Jul 10, 2020 10:00 AM to Noon 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 0494 2107
Password: 428544




Agenda will include:


  • Reports from LAHSA, Mayor's Office, CoC Meeting 
  • Full Report on SPA 6 Coordinated Entry System Outcomes 2018-19
  • Ryan Parker, LAHSA's new Equity Director, will be joining us for a discussion around Race and Homelessness, using the recommendations from the Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness as a framework for the discussion. See link to report below & come with feedback.
  • Public Health Updates Regarding CoVid 19


Reading for Meeting:


LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness.  Report 




Homeless Count Numbers:






And, as discussed in our June Meeting, here is an advocacy letter to sign on to from the National Alliance to End Homelessness:


As you may have read in the LA Times, Measure H funding is plummeting due to lower sales tax receipts during the economic recession. LA County expects $200 million less over next two years from Measure H than previously expected. Meanwhile, LA’s homeless population continues to rise.




Our main strategy for replacing this funding – while adding more for extra spending to keep unhoused people safe during the pandemic – is convincing Congress to make emergency investments in homeless programs. LA City and County have already received $253 million in emergency homeless assistance through the CARES Act, the COVID relief bill approved by Congress in late March. The US House of Representatives has approved another $11.5 billion nationally for homeless assistance in the next COVID relief bill. If the US Senate goes along with the House’s proposal, LA would receive $893 million this year (assuming the same ESG formula used in the CARES Act).




The House and Senate will begin negotiating over COVID relief legislation in a few weeks. We need Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fight for $11.5 billion for homelessness in the House version of the bill, since the Senate will push for less spending – or try to remove homeless assistance entirely from the bill. (The House legislation also includes $100 billion nationally for emergency rental assistance, which LA renters desperately need before eviction moratoriums expire).




Please add your organization’s name to the sign-on letter to Speaker Pelosi, urging her to fight for homelessness and housing funding in these negotiations. I’m circulating this appeal to Provider Alliance members, but we’ll also collect endorsements from provider organizations throughout California.




You can endorse by clicking the Wufoo form below or simply reply to me by email. The endorsement deadline is Monday, July 13th.




Wufoo link:  https://innercitylaw.wufoo.com/forms/zwi5ibl0veh4bn/




Shannon Murray, MSW, LCSW


Program Director, Homeless and Housing Services


Watts Labor Community Action Committee


(310) 567-5979


St. Joseph Center/First To Serve, Broadway Manchester Access Center, 8525 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003

The SPA6 Homeless Coalition meets usually on the second Friday of every month. Our regular meetings are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

Due to the coronavirus we are not holding meetings in person, but are holding them by remote video (Zoom). Our next meeting will be on Friday, December 10, 2021. It will be held by Zoom from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

To keep track of attendees on Zoom meetings where we don't have the sign-in sheets we had for in-person meetings, the link below is to a Registration page. When you register it will give you the Zoom login and also send you an email (from Zoom) repeating the Zoom login. 

Friday, December 10, SPA6 Homeless Coalition meeting, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Pacific time 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.

Next Coalition Meeting – December 10, 2021
10am to Noon




Phoenix Hall, 10950 S. Central Avenue,  Los Angeles, CA 90059. It is at the back of the parking lot.