442 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
FROM THE SITE:
Homelessness increased 12% in LA County in the past three years, from 39,461 to 44,359 individuals. While the numbers reveal a concerning state of affairs for our City, they serve as a call to action to prioritize affordable and permanent supportive housing as the solution to end homelessness. ... While median rents in our state have increased over 20% from 2000 to 2012, the median income dropped by 8% and California still has a shortfall of over 1.5 million affordable rental homes. ... At the federal level, DWC supports full funding for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants and Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program.
At the state level, DWC supports state legislation that preserves and rehabilitates existing affordable housing stock and the establishment of a permanent funding source for affordable housing.
At the local level, DWC supports County and City efforts to end homelessness through increasing affordable housing for all homeless individuals including veterans and people on probation or parole, streamlining systems, and grassroots advocacy efforts led by the Downtown Women’s Action Coalition