El Monte Plan To Prevent and Combat Homelessness
The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative oversees the voter-approved Measure H sales tax set to generate about $355 million annually to fund homeless services and programs. In a recent effort by the Homeless Initiative to combat and prevent homelessness, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocated funding for a City Planning Grant opportunity to support the development of city specific homeless plans. The intention of the development of a homeless plan was to help cities identify and gain a better understanding of the needs related to homelessness within their boundaries.
In September 2017, the City of El Monte submitted an application for funding for the City Planning Grant and on October 23, 2017, staff was notified of a conditional award of $70,000. On June 5th, 2018, the El Monte City Council adopted the El Monte Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness.
The El Monte Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness was developed in a concerted effort with input from residents, businesses, service providers, elected officials, City staff, and LeSar Development Consultants. The Plan will serve as a reference for the City's future endeavors in the homeless crisis facing our City.
The City of El Monte is also coordinating with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments to ensure regional alignment and a shared responsibility across jurisdictions on the issue of homelessness.
Get involved, stay informed and spread the word on how to fight homelessness together. Resources in El Monte to prevent and combat homelessness are listed below:
The City funds homelessness outreach and services, which are provided by Volunteers of America Los Angeles.
For those needing housing assistance, please view available resources:
The ESGVCH Winter Shelter opens on Dec. 1 and operates continuously until March 1. For more information, please see https://esgvch.org/winter-shelter/
The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is an administrative body overseeing Measure H spending. For more information on homelessness resources from the County, contact the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis.
- Contact the First District - Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis
- Job Opportunities to Fight Homelessness
Find help and homelessness resources in the LA region.
Each year, thousands of people gather throughout Los Angeles County to take part in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. On January 22, 2019, the City of El Monte's Housing Division and Community Services Division coordinated with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to hold the 2019 El Monte Homeless Count. With the help of over 65 volunteers the City was able to successfully complete the task of identifying our homeless neighbors on the night of the count. A complete picture of city specific homeless count data and figures will be made available in May 2019.
Forum for local government agencies to address homelessness issues locally in the San Gabriel Valley. For more information on how local cities are working together to fight homelessness, contact Jan Cicco, Regional Homelessness Coordinator.
Forum for SGV area agencies serving the local homeless population.