Long Beach homeless population
Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach.
“I am very proud of our citywide efforts to get homeless people the services and support they need,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:30am at Goodwill Industries, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is on the street or around the block.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is continuing to address the Downtown homeless issue by implementing an Outreach Specialist to its Safety Guide contract, announced Kraig Kojian, DLBA President and CEO.
Jose Martinez, an employee of Block-By-Block, the contract provider for the Safety Guide program, began serving as the Outreach Specialist on July 16, with his primary role designated to establish relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.
More homeless people, especially veterans, are off the street and in shelters in Long Beach.
“Additional resources and better coordination among our partners are paying off as we continue to help people who find themselves homeless,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
Homelessness is a growing problem across the United States, particularly in Los Angeles, where the homeless population is rated one of the highest in the country. Sleep With a Purpose (SWAP), the world’s first for-profit social impact mattress company created to help alleviate homelessness and support low-income housing initiatives, is looking to expand and create partnerships with local and regional mattress retailers in Southern California to help curb the homelessness epidemic.
EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Zina Washington, Executive Director of Help Me Help You, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.
A recent survey of people experiencing homelessness in downtown Long Beach revealed that the homeless population has decreased by 12 percent since 2009, largely thanks to efforts of the Long Beach Connections initiative. The 2011 survey identified 303 individuals living on the streets in downtown Long Beach, down from 345 identified by a previous survey in 2009.
California has among the highest rates of violence against the homeless. If passed, this Bill would enable enhanced penalties for such attacks.
The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill to give homeless people a way to take action against their assailants should they fall victim to the growing trend of anti-homeless violence.
In response to Monday’s release of the 2011 Los Angeles County Homeless count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena & Glendale, the Los Angeles Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness has issued the following statement:
The 2011 L.A.
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will conduct the fifth biannual homeless count in Long Beach on Thursday, January 27, 2011.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates that all jurisdictions that receive federal funds for providing supportive services to the homeless population must complete a point-in-time homeless count every two years.