Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Housing Element Update

Program 19: Winter Shelter Program for Homeless (WSP)

The WSP operates 19 sites across 15 cities and communities throughout Los Angeles County. This program is instituted yearly during the coldest and wettest months. It is funded by the City of Los Angeles and the County, and supported by the California National Guard, which provides shelter sites at several armories. Non-profit homeless service agencies contracted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority manage each program site. The sites offer persons experiencing homelessness with temporary overnight shelter, meals, and help with connecting to supportive services and stable housing.

Objectives Annually operate 19 sites, providing 1,491 beds.
Policies Policy 8.1: Support the distribution of affordable housing, shelters, and transitional housing in geographically diverse locations throughout the unincorporated areas, where appropriate support services and facilities are available in close proximity.
Policy 8.3: Promote equal opportunity in housing and community development programs countywide.
Timeframe Ongoing
Responsible Agency Community Development Commission
Funding Source CDBG

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