HOUSING IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE.
In Los Angeles County alone, the amount of homeless people is enough people to fill Dodger Stadium to capacity.
We believe that housing is a human right. Without a home a person cannot thrive, succeed, heal or nuture.
Housing Works provides permanent supportive housing and support services to the most traumatized, vulnerable and needy members of our community—homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, Veterans, and people dealing with severe physical or mental illness or substance abuse.
Last night in Los Angeles County 46,000 people slept on the street, in a shelter,
or another place not meant for human habitation.
One person is too many.
“Homeless people are not some class of nameless, faceless folks. They are oftentimes people from our own families. People who grew up in our communities, and they usually want to stay in a neighborhood that they know. That’s why they’re homeless there. And we need to find solutions that are neighborhood based.”
— Mayor Eric Garcetti
We are on the front lines of the homeless crisis in Los Angeles County. Housing Works is recognized by The County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, United Way, The Corporation for Supportive Housing and many others, as one of the top providers of permanent supportive housing for the homeless in Los Angeles County. We work with the most challenging cases of chronic homelessness, in many cases housing folks who have lived on the streets for decades.
The chronically homeless population increased
in the past 3 years. These people are homeless for more than a year and live with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, chronic physical illnesses, are veterans and substance abusers. What happens to them?