Mar Vista NC

> Homeless Issues Subcommittee

Co-Chair: Robert Watkins IV, M.D.

Co-Chair: Renee A. Sabshin M.D.

Our Mission Statement: The Homeless Issues Sub-Committee mission is to promote stakeholder input concerning homeless issues in our community.  The Committee encourages involvement, provides relevant information and resources, acts as advocate and liaison, and supports viable and equitable solutions.  Our goal is to decrease the number of homeless people on the streets of Mar Vista by 20% every year over the next five years. 

The Committee meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we currently meet on ZOOM.  

Join by device using: https://zoom.us/j/98720549076  Or, by phone: 720-707-2699  |  Meeting ID: 987 2054 9076

Please check the MVCC Calendar for meeting updates.

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A Statement from the Co-Chairs:  We reject “us versus them,” “good versus bad,” “NIMBY versus YIMBY” rhetoric. We respect differences of opinion and recognize our housed and unhoused neighbors have valid concerns.  We foster informed discussion of issues and potential solutions to further our common goal of improving quality of life for all of Mar Vista.

LA HOMELESS OUTREACH REQUEST PORTAL
Request (lahsa.org)  Welcome to LA-HOP (lahsa.org)

CITY OF LA SERVICE REQUEST
MyLA311 | City of Los Angeles (lacity.org)

COVID RESOURCES 

National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID Resource Guide

https://corona-virus.la/resources

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/get-support/

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/data/index.htm

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/index.htm

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 L.A. Works | virtual volunteering

Jan/Feb 2021 Updates

SHELTER INFORMATION  

Winter Shelter Hotline (800) 548-6047  or call 211 for bed availability and transport. 

 2020-2021 WINTER SHELTER PROGRAM | 211LA

A new Winter Shelter opened at Oakwood Recreation Center on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  Oakwood Shelter Hotline (323) 909-5778.

1/22/21 Winter Shelter Update: Weather-Activated Shelters Opening In response to weather forecasts, 5 additional shelters will be open from 11:00 a.m.  1/22/21 until 7:00 a.m. 1/30/21.  LAHSA's regular winter shelters are open 24-hours, 7 days a week, and remain open until  3/31/21.  

1/29/21 Winter Shelter Update: Weather-Activated Shelter Extension Due to forecast of harsh weather, County Weather-Activated Shelters except Glassel Park will remain open until  7:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

SHOWERS

Hygiene Program Continues through 2021 across LA County YMCAs - Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

https://www.ymcala.org/blog/mayor-announces-y-will-open-showers-homeless

Closest to Mar Vista: Collins & Katz Family YMCA 1466 S Westgate Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

IN THE NEWS

2/12/21 Designboom "lehrer architects converts empty lot into tiny prefab village for the homeless in los angeles" https://www.designboom.com/architecture/lehrer-architects-tiny-prefab-village-homeless-los-angeles-02-12-2021/

2/2/21 Los Feliz Ledger  "Federal Judge Says City’s Homelessness “A Significant Natural Disaster,” Calls for Urgent Meeting"  https://www.losfelizledger.com/federal-judge-says-citys-homelessness-a-significant-natural-disaster-calls-for-urgent-meeting/

1/26/21 Venice Current  "Living Next to the 405 Underpass"  https://www.venicecurrent.com/news/local/a-window-into-the-nightmare-of-living-next-to-the-405-underpass/article_26795112-5f6a-11eb-a742-175399e9a2f5.html?fbclid=IwAR0glI3ISEJU6XSZJivnRz3uwlhmKaU0jO5h-J_BHxAfGWyH9h6qR6nXTZE

1/27/21 NYU Langone Health  "Schizophrenia Second Only to Age as Greatest Risk Factor for COVID-19 Death"  https://nyulangone.org/news/schizophrenia-second-only-age-greatest-risk-factor-covid-19-death

1/7/21 LA County DPH Press Release "Deaths Increase Among People Experiencing Homelessness, Drug Overdose is Leading Cause with Greatest Increase County Homeless Mortality Prevention Initiative Places Renewed Emphasis on Drug-Related Deaths"  http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=2900

12/18/20  "Op-Ed: Our Mental health laws are Failing"  https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-12-18/need-for-new-laws-to-address-homelessness

CITY MOTIONS

Use L.A. Convention Center as a Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter  https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-1475_rpt_hp_12-10-20.pdf  to be heard 1/19/21

Reports by LAHSA and BOS on documentation protocols modeled on the Paxton/Bradley Pilot Project regarding management of personal property during housing transition.  https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-1406

Improve CES Low and Mid Acuity Housing Strategies https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2019/19-1576_rpt_hp_11-12-20.pdf

 

 


Resources


Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Documents)

Meeting: > Homeless Issues Subcommittee Meeting
07/20/21
Meeting: > Homeless Issues Subcommittee Meeting
06/15/21
Meeting: > Homeless Issues Subcommittee Meeting
05/18/21
Meeting: > Homeless Issues Subcommittee Meeting
04/20/21
Meeting: > Homeless Issues Subcommittee Meeting
03/16/21
Meeting Agenda
Feb 16, 2021
Meeting Agenda
Jan 19, 2021
Meeting Minutes
Jan 19, 2021
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