To support, create and sustain solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by providing leadership, advocacy, planning,
and management of program funding.
Overview of LAHSA
In December of 1993, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles mayor and City Council
created the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) as an independent, joint powers authority.
LAHSA is the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which is the regional planning body that
coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in Los Angeles County.
LAHSA coordinates and manages over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds
for programs that provide shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.
Through LAHSA, funding, program design, outcomes assessment, and technical assistance are provided to more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies that assist people experiencing homelessness achieve independence and stability in permanent housing. Our partner agencies provide a continuum of programs ranging from outreach, access centers, emergency shelters, safe havens, transitional and permanent housing, and prevention, along with the necessary supportive services designed to provide the tools and skills required to attain a stable housing environment.
Additionally, LAHSA partners with both the city and county of Los Angeles to integrate services and housing opportunities to ensure wide distribution of service and housing options throughout the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.