Los Angeles, CA (September 13, 2018) – The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and the Veterans Administration have developed an updated dashboard that provides detailed demographics, information on how veterans engage with the homeless system, and program outcomes for veterans. These and other data points represent the latest improvements to the site.
The dashboard vividly illustrates the increasing efforts to serve our veterans experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County. Since 2017, nearly 7,000 veterans entered through the Coordinated Entry System and the VA System and nearly 3,500 were placed into permanent housing.
The population of veterans experiencing homelessness declined 18 percent in 2018 compared with the previous year.
“This new version of the dashboard provides a level and range of information that will enable provider agencies to continue to improve services to veterans experiencing homelessness,” said Peter Lynn, LAHSA’s executive director.
The data on the dashboard will be updated monthly.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $300 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. For more information visit www.lahsa.org.