Blumenfield at an encampment in an underpass to offer services to those living unhoused.
Message from Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
We must continue to strive for creative solutions to find shelter for every person living unhoused in Los Angeles. People are dying everyday on our streets and we must act with urgency. Though the West Valley has fewer people living unsheltered compared to the other districts in the City, our community continues to face serious humanitarian and quality of life issues.
I share the frustrations I hear from many of my constituents that change isn’t happening fast enough as we see freeway underpasses become makeshift shelters and RVs lining up on commercial corridors. The fact that we have thousands of people living on our streets is unconscionable and should never be ‘normalized.’ I am saddened by the many broken lives we encounter,and troubled by what this teaches our children about our society. The human suffering we see on the streets is unacceptable, and we have to do more to end homelessness in our City.
My staff and I spend more time dealing with homelessness than any other single issue. I will continue to work proactively, and constitutionally, to curb homelessness locally within the powers of my office, as well as by partnering with the County and State on a number of efforts.
This page is a glimpse into the efforts I have spearheaded to address homelessness locally, as well as the long and short term strategies I have been able to help lead throughout our City. From building more permanent supportive housing and transitional housing, to job assistance, to making sure the County gets the resources it needs to help the drug addicted and mentality ill, much more work needs to be done for both short and long term solutions, and I remain committed to tackling the crisis.
PROVIDING SHELTER AND ASSISTANCE
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- Creative Financing to Support Affordable Housing
- Cabin Communities
- Safe Parking
- Bridge Housing
- Project Homekey
- Homeless Housing and Recovery Project (HHRP)
- Homeless Connect Days