Homeless Services

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The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority 

Providing homeless individuals and families the resources they need to achieve independent, stable and secure housing.

Services available include temporary housing, shelter, restrooms, showers, meals,  transportation, alcohol/drug, and mental health counseling, job training, and case management. Additional shelter beds are available during the winter months of December – March.

https://www.lahsa.org/

Resources and Information

The Winter Shelter Program
The Winter Shelter Program

Overnight shelter, meals, showers, and other services for the homeless.

https://www.lahsa.org/winter-shelter
Safe Parking LA Programs
Safe Parking LA Programs

A safe and legal way to connect people living in their vehicles with resources. All locations include restrooms and security guards.

https://www.safeparkingla.org/
Homeless Resources Near Libraries
Homeless Resources Near Libraries

Connecting the homeless with helpful services near library branches. Find help with finding work, food, housing, and more.

https://www.lapl.org/homeless-resources-services
Clear Minor Violations From Your Record
Clear Minor Violations From Your Record

Learn how to clear minor violations such as jaywalking or having expired car tags from your record.

https://www.lacityattorney.org/homelessness

Vehicle Dwelling

According to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 85.02, persons may use a vehicle as a dwelling in the following circumstances;

  • Daytime Hours Rules (Between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm)
    Vehicles must be parked more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks.
  • Nighttime Hours (Between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am)
    Vehicles must be parked in non-residential areas which are more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools or daycare facilities or parks.
  • Obey All Parking Restrictions
    At all times, vehicle dwellers must comply with all posted parking restrictions.
  • Vehicles Must Move Every 72 Hours
    Under no circumstances may a vehicle remain parked in the same location for more than 72 hours in a row.

Vehicle dwelling is prohibited at all times within one block (500 feet) of licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks.

Comprehensive Homeless Strategy

Homelessness crosses all demographics, from age to race to gender and sexual orientation. As unique as each homeless person’s story is, standardizing a response to the issue and committing resources accordingly begins to address our homeless crisis. Basic needs of tens of thousands of homeless persons and families are not being met. Everyone has a role in responding to these needs.

The City of LA's Comprehensive Homeless Strategy adopted by the Los Angeles City Council on February 9, 2016, reflects the collaborative efforts of the City Council, its Homelessness and Poverty Committee, The Office of the Mayor, City Departments, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the County of Los Angeles, homeless service providers and the public. It is meant to be a comprehensive approach to address short- and long-term homelessness issues and is adopted in tandem with the Homeless Initiative approved concurrently by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

The full strategy document can be downloaded from the City Clerk's website.

Homeless Strategy Committee Meetings

    Date/Time: Last Thursday of each month at 11:15 a.m.
    Location:

    City Hall East
    CAO Main Conference Room on the 15th Floor
    200 N. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Agendas/Meeting Materials: Committee agendas and meeting materials can be downloaded at the City Administrative Officer’s Comprehensive Homeless Strategy webpage.