As stated in the email chain, parking enforcement has resumed. Any vehicle will be cited after 72 hours as is the municipal code.
Restrictions on overnight parking are done at Council’s discretion, not the Mayor’s office discretion.
And while the Mayor’s emergency orders are still in place, the ordinances related to homelessness have been modified and suspended at Council’s discretion. That is why the Council took action on 48.11 which will be voted on again this week, or next, and would establish new enforcement orders with regards to the unhoused and their personal property.
We appreciate and value your concern about the state of homelessness in our city – and would like to assure you that much is being done to address the issue. We know that by continuing to follow our three-pronged approach to the matter, homelessness has been and will continue to be mitigated.
The first prong involves voter approved Proposition HHH, which will utilize a $1.2 billion bond to build around 10,000 units of permanent supportive and affordable housing for unhoused Angelenos over a 10-year period. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) combines affordable housing with services that support the residents, which may include mental and physical health services, education and job training, and drug and alcohol treatment. Since the passage of HHH, 159 projects are either open or in development with the average HHH subsidy at $135,000 per unit. The good news is, we are expected to exceed the 10K unit goal! You can see the projects built, approved, and in the pipeline under Measure HHH here: https://www.lamayor.org/HomelessnessTrackingHHH
Our second prong revolves around Mayor Garcetti’s Affordable Housing Linkage Fee, which generates funds and incentives for the creation of affordable housing. He also signed the Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance, which removed regulatory barriers and helped shrink the pre-development timeline for supportive housing developments from five years to less than one. Through the American Rescue Plan, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) received more than 3,300 Emergency Housing Vouchers — the second-largest allotment of this aid in the country. These vouchers are specifically designed to assist individuals and families who are homeless, recently homeless, or at risk of homelessness. HACLA will provide property owners a bonus for renting their unit to an EHV individual or family, and LAHSA will pay security deposits for those voucher holders that do not have cash in hand but need deposits to move in. More information about our effort to prevent homelessness and create affordable housing options can be found here: https://www.lamayor.org/growing-our-housing-stock-equitable-and-inclusive-way
Finally, we would also like to highlight the 2018 launched A Bridge Home (ABH) program, which has resulted in 28 temporary housing sites operating across the City. Each site is managed by a homeless services provider, while residents are provided a case manager and mental health, housing, and substance abuse support. Also included are showers, three meals a day, storage facilities, pet accommodations, and 24/7 security. ABH residents are able to stabilize, get connected to services, and find permanent housing solutions. Further details regarding the ABH program can be viewed at the follow link: https://www.lamayor.org/ABridgeHome
Alongside these three prongs was the creation of the Unified Homelessness Response Center (UHRC) to bring every facet of City’s leadership to coordinate street-level response to unsheltered homelessness. Through the UHRC, the Mayor’s Office, Council offices, LAHSA, LAPD, LASAN, RAP, LAFD, and other agencies work together with service providers to provide outreach and place individuals into housing. The agencies are staffed by Measure H, which LA County voters passed in 2017, bringing the City from 11 City-funded outreach workers in 2013 to more than 120 today.
Overall, much is being done by your government to address the complex factors that constitute the homelessness crisis. I encourage you to submit sanitation requests through the online site at 311, or by calling the LASAN Customer Care Center directly at 1-800-773-2489 if you see needles, feces, waste matter, etc.
Finally, the Mayor’s 2021 budget, which went into effect on July 1st, increased funding to tackle homelessness to $1 billion. This has increased the number of outreach teams, service providers, street services, and housing options. Because of the Mayor’s advocacy for this funding, and the other items above, the City Council is able to tackle changes through enforcement with 48.11 without violating a court order.