We get this question all the time. The answer is: a lot.
Three years ago this past week, the voters of L.A. County passed Measure H and dedicated unprecedented resources to fighting homelessness. Since then, our collective work has tripled the size of the homelessness response system and produced thousands of outreach workers and caseworkers to connect people on the streets to housing and services that never existed before.
Thanks to this critical investment, people experiencing homelessness in L.A. have increased access to mental health care, medical care, substance use counseling, rent assistance, immediate housing, and so much more.
As a direct result of these services and investments, 133 people move from homelessness into housing every day.
We are committed to sharing this fact—and the work that is happening every day—because when people don’t know what’s happening, they assume nothing is. In reality, there are outreach workers across L.A. County who are connecting people to medical services, substance use counseling, and housing every single day.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll see billboards, buses, and even trains carrying our message. Look for the big, bright colors. Our goal is to attack the cynicism that suggests “nothing is happening,” and help people better understand both what is happening and what we need to do to create even more progress.
We’re really excited to share the stories of outreach workers, medical teams, housing navigators, and many other dedicated people who are working with people experiencing homelessness. It’s important to recognize all of the progress they are making as well as the barriers they face in their work to bring #EveryoneIn. Stay tuned, there is much more to come.
Text us at 213-429-4830 to find out what people are doing to end homelessness.