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Bringing People Together to Fight Homelessness in Los Angeles
HUD User publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state, and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities, apply sustainable features and practices, and increase access to public transportation. The projects featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives. Each report outlines a project's objectives and the development strategies used to achieve them.
Homelessness in Los Angeles is highly visible and widespread, with year-over-year increases prompting public concern. The clear urgency of the problem prompted a coalition of public, private, and philanthropic partners, including the California Community Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Weingart Foundation, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the city of Los Angeles, to join forces under the aegis of the Accelerating Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative. The initiative's goal, appropriate to the scale and urgency of the problem, is to produce 10,000 new supportive housing units in Los Angeles over 10 years, more than tripling the city's current annual production.
Visit HUD User's Case Studies page to learn more about affordable homeownership and to view other promising examples of how communities across the nation are raising the bar on sustainable community development.