UPDATE: Providing Shelter for Thousands Experiencing Homelessness

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Friends:

Under the terms of a negotiated agreement, the City and County of Los Angeles will be sharing the costs of installing and operating homeless housing solutions.
  
I have some recent history with Federal Judge David O Carter, who presided over this case.  He visited the 13th District shortly after we opened the COVID-19 emergency temporary shelter at the Hollywood Recreation Center earlier this spring. 

We discussed the work my office is doing to provide shelter at our bridge housing sites; our focus on emergency shelter for the transgender and transitional age youth community; and our success at building permanent supportive housing in the 13th District and across the city. He also understood that we needed to do much more but that it would require a more coordinated approach and additional resources. I am grateful he sought to understand the magnitude of homelessness in Los Angeles before rendering his decision earlier today.

Under this agreement, the City will have until mid-April 2021 to produce 6000 temporary and/or permanent housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness in the City.  Now that the County is stepping up to provide the necessary funding to operate these housing solutions, it will enable us to move more people into housing and focus on their health and well-being.

We are serious about providing shelter and housing for our most vulnerable. Now we have a true partner with a proven track record on our side.


MITCH O'FARRELL 
 

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ATWATER VILLAGE - This week, the Council District 13 Clean Team removed an illegal dumping of trash and other debris on the public easement at Sperry St and San Fernando Rd. The crew also removed debris on Doran St.  If you see an area that needs attention, please call the Echo Park District Office at (213) 207-3015.
 

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LOS ANGELES  - Councilmember O'Farrell stands with Dreamers and applauds the Supreme Court's ruling protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
 

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KOREATOWN - Councilmember O'Farrell worked with Korean Air to pack and distribute 400 healthy food bags to seniors and those experiencing homelessness in the neighborhood. Thank you to A Community of Friends, Nongshim American, Korean Youth and Communty Center, and Korea Airport Service for their support!
 

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