Our Mutual Responsibilities
Posted by Councilmember Englander on March 09, 2018 at 9:29 AM
Homelessness is currently impacting the safety and quality of life in every neighborhood in our City. While historically the issue may have been concentrated to a few areas, those days are long past.
While the problem may be larger than ever, today, thanks to the voters of Los Angeles, the City now has more resources than ever to address the crisis. Measure H and Proposition HHH have given us a once in a generation chance to provide housing and services to those experiencing homelessness.
This week during Conversations with Councils, which is a convening of Twelfth District Neighborhood Councils, I spoke about how my office is leveraging these resources with an all hands on deck approach.
Since homelessness is affecting every community, we must prepare every community with the tools and resources to address the crisis. We've linked up the HOPE teams with Sanitation services, LADOT enforcement, and other homelessness services providers.
I'm looking to solve this crisis. That requires that we recognize the mutual responsibility that must be shared across departments, service providers, non-profits, and faith institutions. Then and only then can we bring the necessary tools to bear to arrive at a lasting resolution.
Taking the 222 Pledge with Council Colleagues
March 23, 2018
Securing Our City Before the Next Earthquake
March 23, 2018