Posted by Liz Odendahl August 28, 2019 1:40 PM
Hahn Releases Statement on Audit of LAHSA Outreach
Los Angeles, CA— Today, Chair of the LA County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding an audit by Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin which raised questions about the effectiveness of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s (LAHSA) outreach:
“Controller Galperin’s audit highlights the concerns I have had about LAHSA for a long time. Their outreach has not been as effective as it should be. This report shows that the reactive approach LAHSA has taken isn’t working.
While this report is on LAHSA’s work in the City of Los Angeles, these are issues that apply to their work across the county. I would like to see LAHSA’s outreach teams take a more proactive approach especially on encampments.
We are in the early stages of a decades-long effort to address our homelessness crisis. We need to stop justifying our current approaches and figure out what strategies will actually get the job done.”