(LMH Shelter PAT PENDING)
In Los Angeles, the homeless population has grown to 58,000 with a 26% increase in the past year, with supportive housing projects in Los Angeles County cost an average of $420,000 per unit. In Santa Clara, the homelessness direct per person cost to the taxpayer is a stunning $62,473 in combined medical, judicial, etc. costs, notwithstanding cost of cleanup, disease, and tourism. The increasing problem with the current delivery model for the cost and availability of affordable housing Los Angeles isn’t working. We plan on a sweeping program to provide homeless people access to this transitional housing.
We are not addressing the cause of homelessness but concentrating on providing a home that provides basic care. Besides their health and welfare, this increases chances for an individual’s lasting success, landing and keeping a job, and helping others struggling with reintegration into society.