A Bridge Home: FAQ for LA’s Temporary Homeless Housing Initiative

Mayor Garcetti's temporary homeless housing initiative - called A Bridge Home - has begun rolling out across LA, with the first site already open in the historic city center district near El Pueblo. Many Neighborhood Councils have been fielding questions and concerns from their stakeholders about the impact this program will have on their community. The [...]

By | 2018-11-01T16:07:15+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, Housing|Comments Off on A Bridge Home: FAQ for LA’s Temporary Homeless Housing Initiative

Wendell Blassingame, the DLANC Board Member who truly is an angel in the City of Angels

Downtown LA Neighborhood Council board member Wendell Blassingame was recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his selfless efforts to help his less fortunate neighbors. He has devoted countless hours; his own resources; and even put his own signature on the line to help others with a hand up, not a hand out. He [...]

By | 2018-10-23T11:39:21+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, Local Heroes, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Wendell Blassingame, the DLANC Board Member who truly is an angel in the City of Angels

Join the Los Feliz NC Back to School Drive for homeless LAUSD students (Wed 7/17)

Over 17,000 students within the LAUSD are experiencing homelessness. Join the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council's school supplies drive to help equip homeless students at Thomas Starr King Middle School and John Marshall High School, and get inspired to start your own local drive to assist students in your neighborhood!  The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and [...]

By | 2018-07-13T12:52:09+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Join the Los Feliz NC Back to School Drive for homeless LAUSD students (Wed 7/17)

Homelessness Forum Brings Experts to Valley Village

The recent homelessness town hall held by Neighborhood Council Valley Village was attended by over 250 people and collected 125 pairs of shoes for the Shoes for the Homeless program. Read about the event, and check out NCVV's great community engagement idea where they follow up with unanswered stakeholder town hall questions on their website. [...]

By | 2018-07-03T11:32:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Blog, Homelessness|Comments Off on Homelessness Forum Brings Experts to Valley Village

Homelessness Community Info Fair at El Pueblo July 14th

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Councilmember Jose Huizar’s Office, Los Angeles Central Providers Collaborative, and El Pueblo Historical Monument will host a community information fair where guests can learn more about the current state of homelessness. There will be free musical entertainment, art, and fun youth activities. This event is free and open to [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:01:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Homelessness|Comments Off on Homelessness Community Info Fair at El Pueblo July 14th

City Hall Rally to end Homelessness

City Council President Herb Wesson turned Angelenos and electeds out on the south lawn of City Hall this morning to join his SAVE A LIFE End Homelessness rally.  Council President Wesson was the first to propose a location for a temporary homeless housing facility under Mayor Eric Garcetti's  A Bridge Home program to build temporary [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:17:41+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, City Hall, Homelessness|Comments Off on City Hall Rally to end Homelessness

Los Feliz Holds 2nd Successful Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Youth

Los Feliz Neighborhood Council recently completed their second successful drive for feminine hygiene products to help students in their area who are experiencing homelessness. Los Feliz reports that this drive was completed at no cost to their Council, so an organized action like this one can be a great, no-budget way to engage members of [...]

By | 2018-04-27T16:32:36+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Los Feliz Holds 2nd Successful Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Youth

Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons Get Preview of Mayor Garcetti’s Homelessness Plan

On April 11th, Mayor Garcetti met with the 44 Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons at City Hall, to give them a preview of his plan to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The plan is part of the Mayor’s 2018-19 Budget Proposal, which you can read in its entirety at https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0600. Many thanks to our Homelessness Liaisons [...]

By | 2018-04-20T12:00:00+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blog, Budget, City Hall, Homelessness|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Homelessness Liaisons Get Preview of Mayor Garcetti’s Homelessness Plan