Supervisors Dedicate $600k to Program Reducing Homelessness in the South Bay Cities
Los Angeles, CA- Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas jointly dedicated $601,645 to a program working to reduce homelessness in the South Bay. The funding came out of their respective offices’ Homeless Prevention Initiative Fund and will go to the South Bay Cities Council of Government to fund their ongoing contract with People Assisting the Homeless (PATH). Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office dedicated $350,000 and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’s office dedicated $251,000.
The funding will pay for outreach workers and PATH staff who connect homeless individuals across the South Bay with mental health care, drug abuse services, and both temporary and permanent housing.
“We are experiencing a homelessness epidemic all over LA County and the South Bay cities are no exception,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I’m proud to help South Bay cities in their efforts to give our homeless neighbors the help they need and support an incredible organization like PATH.”
Since 2016 the program has helped:
· 57 homeless individuals have been placed in interim housing.
· 60 individuals have been connected to mental health services.
· 25 people have been connected to primary care services.
· 18 people have been connected to substance use serves.
· 107 people have been connected to substance abuse services.