What resources currently exist in LA to prevent homelessness?

What resources currently exist in LA to prevent homelessness?

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July 1, 2024



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Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and public/private partnerships in Los Angeles County offer resources aimed at preventing homelessness and supporting those who are at risk of eviction. Here are a few of the notable programs offering prevention services.

  • Measure H Homeless Prevention Programs: Administered by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), provide people with short-term rental and legal assistance to maintain their housing or find new housing to avoid entering the emergency shelter system.

  • The STEP Fund: A project of Better Angels, offers interest-free loans to low-income residents of LA County who are facing eviction in the next 30 days due to a recent financial problem, and who demonstrate future ability to repay their loan.

  • Solid Ground: Managed by the Community Investment for Families Department, helps prevent new cases of homelessness for families. Services include housing search and placement, and housing stabilization services such as case management, budgeting/money management, assistance with accessing public benefits, and financial assistance. 

  • Stay Housed LA: A partnership among legal service providers, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, and local communities, provides information and resources to keep people in their homes.

  • We Are LA: An initiative of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, focuses on preventing evictions and connecting families to resources that can help them stay in their homes.

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