Latest Updates from the SPA6 Homeless Coalition

Thank you all for joining us on Friday for another information packed meeting!

We appreciate the participation, collaboration and interest in our fight of addressing homelessness in SPA 6 (and in all of LA).

Below are some of the links and resources promised. More to come.

Have a great week.

The SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Steering Committee
 

Emergency Housing Vouchers
All information regarding them and training videos: https://www.lahsa.org/news?article=837-emergency-housing-vouchers-ehvs-through-ces

Interest Assessment Form https://www.lahsa.org/documents?id=5382-housing-voucher-interest-assessment-fillable-form
EHV@lahsa.org

-Please remember, in most instances, that the assessment must be completed in order to qualify for an application. Applications are intended for specific households and will be sent to Point of Contact indicated on the Assessment form once the form is reviewed.

-Also, for these vouchers, there is a $2500 HIP Incentive attached for landlords!


From Holli Mitchell's Office--Board of Supervisors--2nd District
* Our office will be introducing our first motion on homelessness- Item 27 (LAHSA’s Governance & Re-structuring) this TUESDAY, July 13 at 9:30 am. Please join us and participate in Public Comment! The link and phone number for the meeting are on the first page of the agenda.
Here is the Agenda: Agenda (lacounty.gov)

*Many California Kids Can’t Access WiFi for Schoolwork: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-21/skelton-broadband-expansion-california-gavin-newsom

*Guaranteed Income for Social and Economic Justice by Supervisor Mitchell and Michael Tubbs: https://www.dailynews.com/2021/06/29/guaranteed-income-for-social-economic-justice-michael-tubbs-and-holly-mitchell/

Links Regarding City Council Ordinance and Letter from LA City Councilman Mark Ridley Thomas
https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0102_misc_6-22-21.pdf
https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0045_misc_06-24-21.pdf
https://markridley-thomas.lacity.org/articles/open-letter-community-homelessness


UCLA Luskin Center Report on the History of Homelessness in Los Angeles
Below is a very informative report prepared by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy on homelessness. Released Jan/Feb 2021. As well as 2 podcasts discussing the report.
Report:
https://luskincenter.history.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/66/2021/01/LCHP-The-Making-of-A-Crisis-Report.pdf
Then and Now Podcasts
https://www.buzzsprout.com/952522/6618376-how-did-los-angeles-become-the-homeless-capital-of-the-united-states
https://www.buzzsprout.com/952522/7621558-addressing-the-intersection-of-homelessness-mental-health-a-conversation-with-dr-jonathan-sherin

SPA 6 Landlord Breakfast (Virtual)



-Please invite ANY interested landlords, property owners, property management companies
so they can learn about all of the programs and incentives being offered. See attached flyer--please distribute.
-Also, if you have group of landlords or stakeholders with connections to units, we can do a specialized presentation. Please contact Milerna Castillo, mcastillo@wlcac,org.

Housing for Health Vaccine Clinics and Vaccine Education

Do you work directly with the unhoused community? Are you interested in hosting a Housing for Health (HFH) Mobile Vaccine Clinic at your organization? Read on to learn more about how you can contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in LA County!

Currently, HFH is distributing vaccinations to:


1- All people experiencing homelessness residing in sheltered or unsheltered settings.
2- All homeless services staff who work directly with people experiencing homelessness.
3- People living in permanent supportive housing, including single room occupancy (SRO) buildings who meet Los Angeles County Department of Public Health eligibility criteria, including age, medical vulnerability, and occupational status.

We ask that those interested in a clinic identify at least 10 individuals experiencing homelessness or workforce members who will receive the vaccination prior to filling out a request form. We will follow-up with the requester and may ask that they remain available on the day of the mobile clinic to help with the vaccination effort. HFH may also request support in outreach or education efforts prior to/after the clinic date, such as performing outreach to clients eligible to return for their second dose or education events prior to a first dose clinic.

Please note that while HFH is distributing all three types of vaccine, a specific clinic might only have one or two types of vaccines available depending on the requested allocation.


HFH Request Forms

Request a Vaccine Clinic

Click here to access the clinic request form.
Request an Education Collaborative Training
Request a presentation to your staff on the COVID-19 vaccine and other health measures. Staff presentation content aims to help to keep our homeless services workforce and participants healthy and safe during these times. You can also use this form to request an engagement session for your clients who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness.

Clinic Maps and Calendars
HFH Calendar of Events
View a calendar of HFH Vaccine Clinics and events scheduled for future months.
HFH Vaccine Map
View the map to establish whether a vaccination effort is already scheduled in close proximity to your organization, or to locate a clinic and identify point of contact information.
Countywide Vaccination Clinic Calendar
Provides location and contact information for countywide vaccination efforts.

Additional Resources

Request a Vaccination for a Homebound Individual

Request vaccinations for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) clients who may be homebound and are not staying at project based PSH sites.
LAHSA COVID Vaccine Education Resources
Visit LAHSA’s page for a wealth of educational resources and media.
California Department of Public Health - MyTurn.CA.Gov
Visit the CA DPH’s “My Turn” page for important COVID and program updates, including the “You Call the Shots” program.

PDF with more information on the Housing for Heath vaccine program for people experiencing homelessness

Meetings


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, October 8, 2021. It will be held by Zoom from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in two distinct parts. Registration and logins are posted below. The registration link  for the first, Coalition, half, will give you the Zoom login but also lets us know who is coming. Since we went virtual we have not had a sign-in sheet to keep track of who is attending and this is to fix that.

10 to 11:30 am - SPA 6 Homeless Coalition 
We will have a special presentation by Our Future Los Angeles about the Housing Element and their other Advocacy Campaigns and Initiatives.  
 
When: Oct 8, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdOGuqD8oEtQX4nTIAxuchjw6EVwCEipE 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
11:30am to 1 pm - Measure H- Homeless Initiative Stakeholder Engagement Meeting--Different Zoom Link
 
Please attend and  invite whomever you think would be interested in attending!
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91961568596?pwd=VEQwR3RVOFJQQ1R2M3lDUlpBWkhJZz09

Meeting ID: 919 6156 8596
Passcode: 516229
One tap mobile
+12133388477,,91961568596#,,,,*516229# US (Los Angeles)
+16692192599,,91961568596#,,,,*516229# US (San Jose)
 
All of the materials, including the presentation video that will be shown at the beginning of the session are posted below. It would be great for everyone to review the presentation ahead of time.  We encourage everyone to come on Friday to participate in person!  And, the link is below to provide written feedback, as well!

 

 

 

 

 
Discussion Questions:
1) Of the 16 consolidated strategies, which do you think are most impactful in ensuring our homeless services system increases flow through our system with exits to permanent housing? Which will be most effective for people who are persistently homeless.
 2) What are the most impactful ways that the County’s mainstream systems (e.g. health and social services) can prevent homelessness and serve people who are experiencing homelessness? 
3)How can we create opportunities for cities to increase the supply of permanent and interim housing in their jurisdictions? How can the County and cities work together most effectively to maximize exits to permanent housing?
4) Do you think the steps that HI has taken to advance racial equity within our homeless services system are taking us in the right direction? Are there opportunities within specific strategies or programs to further ensure that resources are distributed in a racially equitable manner.
5) Are there critical issues or strategies you feel are not adequately addressed by the new framework and/or remain unclear? [(f time allows). 

And, a reminder:
 
2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Launch
When: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where: https://zoom.us/j/98607132882?pwd=V1pVTm11SndnVy9kRHpWVUIvTHhldz09
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98607132882?pwd=V1pVTm11SndnVy9kRHpWVUIvTHhldz09
Meeting ID: 986 0713 2882
Passcode: 684831
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,98607132882# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,98607132882# US (Tacoma)
 
  
See you on Friday!


   

 

 

 

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