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Homelessness and Housing

Council President Krekorian has led the Council in creating the City’s first Homeless Service Navigation Center, two congregate shelters and the City’s first Tiny Home cabin communities.  Collectively, these facilities have served well over 4,000 people experiencing homelessness. Thousands of people in the most difficult circumstances have been able to shower, change, store their belongings, and be connected to social services.   Over 1,800 have been placed in interim housing, in congregate shelters, or our Tiny Home communities, where they can sleep on a bed in a room with a door that locks, many for the first time in months or even years. 

The City’s 2023-24 budget includes funds for the Mayor’s Inside Safe program, the acquisition of interim and permanent housing, master leasing and purchasing hotels or apartments, Safe Parking sites and substance use disorder treatment funded with revenue received from the national opioid class action settlement.  

Although the City is devoting unprecedented resources to this struggle, we will never solve the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles unless we create more housing that is affordable to a range of incomes. Council President Krekorian has authored an ordinance removing some of the worst regulatory obstacles to building affordable housing in mixed-income developments to ease the housing crunch for everyone. In Council District 2, he is building more Permanent Supportive Housing projects for the most vulnerable members of our community, with hundreds of units already in use, and over 400 in operation by the end of 2024.

Homelessness and Housing News

Council President Krekorian at lectern in City Hall media room during press conference on homeless man abandoned by Burbank police in front of his Council office.

A Disturbing Turn of Events

Posted on 06/07/2024

A Disturbing Turn of Events
Artist' rendering of supportive housing project

Permanent Supportive Housing Opens in NoHo

Posted on 05/13/2024

Permanent Supportive Housing Opens in NoHo
Housing

Council Moves to Ease Home Overcrowding

Posted on 04/26/2024

Council Moves to Ease Home Overcrowding
Artist's Rendering District NoHo Project

Final Approval For District NoHo

Posted on 03/22/2024

Final Approval For District NoHo
LA28: Learning From Paris 2024

LA28: Learning From Paris 2024

Posted on 03/15/2024

LA28: Learning From Paris 2024
(Los Angeles delegation meets with the Mayor of Nagoya and his administration.)

LA28: Learning From Tokyo 2020

Posted on 03/15/2024

LA28: Learning From Tokyo 2020
Council Shields Tenants Awaiting Rental Assistance

Council Shields Tenants Awaiting Rental Assistance

Posted on 03/08/2024

Council Shields Tenants Awaiting Rental Assistance
Making L.A.’s Case in the State Capital

Making L.A.’s Case in the State Capital

Posted on 02/28/2024

Making L.A.’s Case in the State Capital
Action to Relieve Overcrowding in L.A. Housing

Action to Relieve Overcrowding in L.A. Housing

Posted on 02/16/2024

Action to Relieve Overcrowding in L.A. Housing
Emergency Rental Assistance Update

Emergency Rental Assistance Update

Posted on 01/31/2024

Emergency Rental Assistance Update
The 2024 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

The 2024 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Posted on 01/31/2024

The 2024 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
New Rules For Renters and Landlords

New Rules For Renters and Landlords

Posted on 01/12/2024

New Rules For Renters and Landlords
2023: A Year of Change and Progress

2023: A Year of Change and Progress

Posted on 12/15/2023

2023: A Year of Change and Progress
mayor Bass, Counicl President Krekorian and Councilmember Nithya Raman address the press corps.n

Mayor, Council President and Housing Chair Lock Arms to Speed Home Building

Posted on 11/09/2023

Mayor, Council President and Housing Chair Lock Arms to Speed Home Building
Artist's rendering of the Sun Commons apartment complex

Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing Complex Opens in NoHo

Posted on 10/06/2023

Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing Complex Opens in NoHo
Exterior view of City Hall with the sun glaring at the pinnacle

Council Funds Affordable Housing, Homeless Prevention

Posted on 08/29/2023

Council Funds Affordable Housing, Homeless Prevention
Council President Krekorian and Councilmember Harris-Dawson watch as Mayor Bass signs their ordinance reforming zoning code.

Zoning Reform to Increase Supply of Affordable Housing

Posted on 07/06/2023

Zoning Reform to Increase Supply of Affordable Housing
Council President Paul Krekorian presides over City Council meeting.

Council Passes Historic Plans for Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

Posted on 05/03/2023

Council Passes Historic Plans for Hollywood and Downtown L.A.
Artist's rendering of North Hollywood Homes 4 Families project

Veterans Housing Development Breaks Ground in North Hollywood

Posted on 04/24/2023

Veterans Housing Development Breaks Ground in North Hollywood
Paul Krekorian in City Council

NEW TENANT PROTECTIONS

Posted on 01/17/2023

NEW TENANT PROTECTIONS
Police officers with people

SUCCESSFUL RESPONSES TO THE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS IN THE EAST VALLEY

Posted on 01/13/2023

SUCCESSFUL RESPONSES TO THE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS IN THE EAST VALLEY
Artists' rendering of affordable and supportive housing complex.

Sun Commons Affordable and PSH Units

Posted on 10/17/2022

Sun Commons Affordable and PSH Units
Artist' rendering of supportive housing project

NoHo 5050 Groundbreaking - More Supportive Housing in CD2

Posted on 02/08/2022

NoHo 5050 Groundbreaking - More Supportive Housing in CD2