Advancing Comprehensive Solutions to Homelessness
Jobs-producing businesses are the economic backbone of any strong economy. We are ensuring that our businesses can thrive by advocating for regulations to support their growth. For many years, DTLA has been home to Skid Row, which is one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the nation. Skid Row shows us first-hand that homelessness is a complex issue that requires a multi-faceted approach.
CCA will continue to advocate for proven solutions, such as permanent supportive housing and specialized outreach. CCA will continue to support bridge housing, increased mental health and addiction services and jail-in-reach services, which are intended to help individuals find a home prior to being released from incarceration. This is especially important in Downtown because the Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers are located in our city center. It is also important to end the well-established cycle of jail and homelessness. In addition, CCA will expand its advocacy for housing and services to be provided throughout Los Angeles, creating healthy and diverse mixed-income communities.
CCA already has been a leading voice for Proposition HHH, which voters approved in November 2016 to dedicate $1.2 billion over the next ten years to develop permanent supportive housing, and for Measure H, which voters approved in March to generate about $355 million annually for ten years to support homeless services, including increased mental health services.