Homelessness crosses all demographics, from age to race to gender and sexual orientation. As unique as each homeless person’s story is, standardizing a response to the issue and committing resources accordingly begins to address our homeless crisis. Basic needs of tens of thousands of homeless persons and families are not being met. Everyone has a role in responding to these needs.
The City of LA's Comprehensive Homeless Strategy adopted by the Los Angeles City Council on February 9, 2016, reflects the collaborative efforts of the City Council, its Homelessness and Poverty Committee, The Office of the Mayor, City Departments, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the County of Los Angeles, homeless service providers and the public. It is meant to be a comprehensive approach to address short- and long-term homelessness issues and is adopted in tandem with the Homeless Initiative approved concurrently by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
The full strategy document can be downloaded from the City Clerk's website.
Homeless Strategy Committee Meetings
|Date/Time:||Last Thursday of each month at 11:15 a.m.|
City Hall East
|Agendas/Meeting Materials:||Committee agendas and meeting materials can be downloaded at the City Administrative Officer’s Comprehensive Homeless Strategy webpage.|
Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 85.02 – Vehicle Dwelling
Maps illustrating where vehicular dwelling may be permitted can be found here.
Persons may use a vehicle as a dwelling:
- Daytime Hours – between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. – more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks; and,
- Nighttime Hours – between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. – in non-residential areas which are more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools or daycare facilities or parks.
- At all times, vehicle dwellers must comply with all posted parking restrictions.
- Under no circumstances may a vehicle remain parked in the same location for more than 72 hours in a row.
Vehicle dwelling is prohibited at all times within one block (500 feet) of licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks.