With a redrawn Los Angeles City Council district map in 2022, local District 4 Councilmember Nithya Raman has created a Valley-specific team to address local homelessness needs.
The team includes two homelessness liaisons who will be responding to issues and connecting people with services. The team will focus its efforts on Ventura Boulevard, according to CD4.
“We’ve got 10 miles of Ventura Boulevard in the district now!” said Raman in a February 8 newsletter. “We surveyed all of the new parts of our district for encampments and individuals experiencing homelessness, and secured additional resources to start moving people indoors from an encampment that was abruptly moved off of County land onto City streets.”
Addressing Homelessness has been a key issue for Raman since before entering the city council election in 2019. One of Raman’s motions to fund the $1.2 million Encampment to Home Program was approved in December.
Future homelessness services allocation to the region will also depend on the long-overdue census by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The count will take place over three days next week with the Valley point-in-time count of the region’s homeless population taking place on Tuesday, February 22. Learn more here: https://www.lahsa.org/.
The count was canceled last year and postponed this year due to COVID-19. Learn More