Hahn Motion Extends Funding for Long Beach “Winter” Shelter through November

Los Angeles, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis to extend funding for two “Winter Shelters” in Long Beach and Bell to keep them operating through November 2017.

“With the passage of Measure H, Los Angeles County will be able to provide real help and critical services to address the homelessness crisis,” said Supervisor Hahn. “Until Measure H funding becomes available, keeping the shelters in Long Beach and Bell open year-round is a compassionate and commonsense solution to keeping hundreds of individuals off the streets.”

More than 240 individuals and families will be served daily by the extension of these two shelters. Each of these shelters also provides additional services to clients including mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and health services.

This past February, Supervisors Hahn and Solis authored a motion to identify funding to open new year-round crisis housing in LA County.