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, July 9, 2021. It will be held by Zoom from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Login is posted below. Note that we will use the same login for this and the following 3 monthly meetings, at 10:00 am on the second Friday of each month unless we post a notice of a change of time.

Good Afternoon!
 
We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday (July 9) for our SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Meeting from 10 am to noon.  Please see the zoom link below!
 
We will get updates on the on-going policy, program and community happenings.
 

 
See you there,
 
The SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Steering Committee

 

Join us through the Zoom login below for the SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Friday, July 9, 2021, monthly meeting, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Topic: SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Monthly Meeting
Time: Friday, July 9, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Fri, until Aug 13, 2021
       Jul 9, 2021 10:00 AM
        Aug 13, 2021 10:00 AM


Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcpdOGuqD8oEtQX4nTIAxuchjw6EVwCEipE/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrqjgiHNKRshGHRpwqBojCWe7wpilBj7dspEvrNwlyehb1PuhVZJdJB_v1
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83438664280?pwd=QlM5V21yVDRxbUZVYThwRXlKVTFRQT09
 
Meeting ID: 834 3866 4280
Passcode: 801866
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,83438664280#,,,,*801866# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,83438664280#,,,,*801866# US (Tacoma)
 
   

SPA 6/South Los Angeles Homeless Coalition Meeting Agenda

Friday, July 9, 2021 -- 10 am – 12 pm

The mission of the SPA 6 Homeless Coalition is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, homelessness in Los Angeles County Service Planning Area 6 (SPA6). SPA6 includes South Los Angeles beginning at the 10 Freeway, and includes the cities of Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount. In order to do this, we have adopted the following primary focus areas: (1) Capacity Building. (2) Coalition Building. (3) Advocacy.

*Agenda Items will be moved, as needed, to accommodate availability of the speakers

Welcome/Introductions

Presentation/Discussions:

  • CoVid 19 Vaccination Clinic Initiative & Current Guidelines

    • Department of Health Services

  • New City Council Ordinance

    • Dhakshike Wickrema, Senior Deputy for Homelessness and Housing,

CD 10-City Councilmember Mark Ridley Thomas’ Office

CoC/LAHSA Committees

  • CoC Committee Report – Cristina Nieto, HOPICS

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness -Reba Stevens

  • Lived Experience Advisory Board – Reba Stevens

SPA 6 Coordinated Entry System Reports

  • HOPICS

  • CRCD

Policy

  • Mayor’s Office Homeless Initiatives and Resources

    • Sofia Peralta, Director, Office of Homelessness Initiatives

    • Matthew Tenchavez, Director, Homelessness Resource Center

  • National Alliance to End Homelessness Updates and Lobby Days Report- Jerry Jones

LAHSA

  • Policy and Program Updates - Carlos Amador

  • EHV and Recovery Rehousing – Marina Genchev

 

Events and Announcements

“ We are all in this together……..ALWAYS”

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Next Coalition Meeting – August 13 , 2021

 

 

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