The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) today released its 2018 Homeless Housing Gaps Analysis for Los Angeles County. This analysis, intended to inform planning and policy, proposes the homeless crisis response system needed to functionally end homelessness in Los Angeles County. The underlying assumptions in the analysis reflect only the first year of Measure H expenditures, and does not include the forecasted impact of future Measure H funded work. Instead, this gaps analysis is intended to help us strategically allocate future Measure H revenues to address the gaps that we forecast within this report.
The analysis updates a similar report released in February 2016 to reflect the changes in homelessness over the previous two years. While significant progress has been made to expand both shelter and permanent housing over the past two years, the report identifies a continuing need for increased permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing.
We hope that you review this report. LAHSA believes that the Homeless Housing Gaps Analysis, while demonstrating significant need for additional housing resources, also provides a roadmap to address homelessness in Los Angeles County. Analysis specific to the City of Los Angeles is underway and an updated report with those details will be released in March 2018.