The most important resource for locating housing is Los Angeles County’s Coordinated Entry System (CES). Instituted in 2014, phone operators direct people experiencing homelessness countywide in all 8 Service Planning Areas to the nearest Access Point, where they are interviewed and entered into a single countywide database that ranks them according to need and matches them to available housing and services that best fit their needs. There are now systems that serve Adults, Families with Children, and Youth.

The flyer below, which includes a map, gives location, address, phone number, and hours for the 8 CES Access Centers in Service Planning Area 6 (South Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway down to and including Compton and Lynwood)

We also list below various agencies in SPA6 that offer short and longer term housing. These may or may not have openings at any given time. Our listings for shelters and transitional housing include Board and Care facilities, usually in single family homes, and some for-fee transitional housing. Both of these types charge something to live there. Many people experiencing homelessness have some kind of small income such as SSI. Be cautious about enrolling in the for-fee housing. If you are placed there by the Coordinated Entry System you probably will retain your place in the system for permanent housing. But if you take housing with your own money you will not be considered homeless and will lose your place in the CES. So consult a CES case worker in making this decision.

Emergency Housing Vouchers Update

  LAHSA is pleased to announce that the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has provided approximately 70,000 emergency housing vouchers (EHVs) for eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) around the United States. There will be 6,806 EHVs available throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. EHVs are tenant-based rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Access will be facilitated through the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Los Angeles County.

EHVs will be available beginning July 1, 2021, and all EHVs must be leased up by September 2023. Given this quick timeline, please review the information on this page to determine if you should refer participants with which you are working.

SHARE! Collaborative Housing

For immediate housing call 1-877-SHARE-49 from 1-6 pm weekdays

This is a great site to go to for housing needs for they help out people that need immediate housing mostly in the area of share living. They also offer classes on a weekly basis on domestic violence, aa meetings, sca meetings, counseling etc.

Click HERE for their website.