Category Archives: PPTFH 2019

November 2019 Newsletter

Mike Bonin Discusses Homeless Action Plan

LA’s Homelessness Action Plans How do you solve homelessness? At the September 23 PPTFH community meeting, Mike Bonin, LA City Councilmember for District 11, answered simply, “Housing. It’s housing.” Also speaking that evening was another leader at the forefront of homelessness policy and action: Heidi Marston, Chief Program Officer at the Los Angeles Homeless Services […]

September 2019 Newsletter

Governor Newsom and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

Gov. Newsom Appoints a Homelessness Task Force BYLINE: Heather Keller, Communications Committee Every year, US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts a count of the homeless population, county by county. This year’s numbers in California underscore a rapidly escalating crisis across the entire state. Nearly 130,000 people in California are homeless, 90,000 of whom are […]

July 2019 Newsletter

(L-R) Training officer Antolin Gutierrez, officer Jimmy Soliman, officer Earl Wright, officer John "Rusty" Redican

Beach Patrol Officers Added BYLINE: Sharon Kilbride, Chair, Law Enforcement Coordination Committee PTFH Law Enforcement Coordination Committee requested two additional full-time Beach Patrol officers to help our committee patrol our beaches and bluffs. Captain Victor Davalos, Commanding Officer at WLA police station, has accommodated us with one additional officer. Also, rotating training officers have been […]

May 2019 Newsletter

PPTFH Homeless Client Walks Along Road

Helping the “Gravely Disabled”: A Status Report Over the past year, advocates for the homeless watched the progress of California Assembly Bill 1971 with anticipation. The bill was created by the Steinberg Institute to help California’s mentally ill homeless population get the medical care they need. The Institute’s solution was to expand the legal definition […]

March 2019 Newsletter

Dr. Scott Sale, Executive Director of Safe Parking LA, discussed Los Angeles’ program for overnight parking

Fitting One Piece of the Housing Puzzle BYLINE: Sharon Browning, PPTFH Vice-President Last year’s official homeless count reported about 52,765 homeless individuals in the city and county of Los Angeles; about 15,700 of them lived in vehicles. Since 2016, 37% of all homeless individuals served by PPTFH’s outreach team who were “voucher-ready” waited one month […]