Sarah Tressler, Editor
Housing and Homelessness Resources
Updated: Mar 27, 2020
The City, County and State are deploying massive resources to get people safely into shelter during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Governor has removed regulatory barriers and is securing trailers and hotels to provide immediate housing options for those most at risk. MORE>>> Office of the Governor
Mayor Garcetti is adding 1,600 emergency shelter beds in 13 City recreation centers by March 25, and plans to scale up to dozens more locations in the coming days with more than 6,000 beds provided by the American Red Cross. MORE>>> Office of the Mayor
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is extending their Winter Shelter Programs past March 31 at select locations. MORE>>> Winter Shelter Program Update
LAHSA has provided a list of the locations for handwashing stations and mobile showers. MORE>>> Hygiene Services Locations
The Shower of Hope continues to operate throughout the LA area, with one location at the Hollywood Adventist Church every Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm. MORE>>> Shower of Hope
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines for people experiencing homelessness and COVID-19. MORE>>> Los Angeles Department of Public Health FAQ
The California Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency released guidance for homeless assistance providers. MORE>>> BCSH Guidelines for Homeless Assistance Providers on COVID-19
LAHSA has a number of resources for interim housing providers and outreach teams. MORE>>> LAHSA Provider Resources
SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition has suspended on-site operations and engagement to encampments. MORE>>> SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition
More help is available through the Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal. MORE>>> LAhop.org
To find the nearest shelter, bridge housing facility or soup kitchen, check the LA Homeless Shelter Directory. MORE>>> Homeless Shelter Directory
If you have more information on aid for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak, please email LFNC editor Sarah Lynn Tressler at firstname.lastname@example.org.