Our newsletter highlights the latest activities and developments in homelessness services in Pacific Palisades and notifies about Community Meetings.

Please Note: Beginning with the March 2020 Newsletter, we have switched to bi-monthly publication.

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The following is an excerpt from the March 2019 Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness Newsletter.  To read this newsletter in full, please click here.

Fitting One Piece of the Housing Puzzle

Last year’s official homeless count reported about 52,765 homeless individuals in the city and county of Los Angeles; about 15,700 of them lived in vehicles. Since 2016, 37% of all homeless individuals served by PPTFH’s outreach team who were “voucher-ready” waited one month to two years for housing—meanwhile living on the street or in interim facilities—due to the lack of suitable affordable housing. Though housing development is not part of PPTFH’s mission, we have to face the fact that for our continued success, we need to better understand Los Angeles’ housing problem and its implications for our work.

At PPTFH’s January 28 community meeting, Dr. Scott Sale, Executive Director of Safe Parking LA, discussed Los Angeles’ program for providing overnight vehicle housing in protected parking l...

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