AN “EVERYTHING IN” APPROACH TO HOMELESSNESS SOLUTIONS
To end homelessness and sidewalk encampments, we need more housing, more shelter, and more services.
We need all kinds of solutions — and we need them everywhere we can put them.
On the Westside, we have added permanent supportive housing, interim housing, and bridge housing. We have leased or purchased hotel rooms. We have opened safe parking, safe camping, and emergency shelters. And there is more supportive housing on the way. But it is not enough. Across the state, the city and the district, homelessness is increasing. My team and I have been working for months to identify additional locations, more programs, and different forms of housing to address homelessness on the Westside.
Faced with resistance from city bureaucrats, this week I submitted a broad motion instructing the City to identify funding for a range of potential sites and programs throughout the district. The proposed sites include locations in Pacific Palisades, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Playa del Rey, Venice, Del Rey, Westchester, and West LA. (And the City will continue to support projects in Brentwood at the VA campus.)
You can read the full motion below.
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