Long Beach, CA
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File #: 17-1104    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - Winter Shelter D9
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/16/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/5/2017 Final action: 12/5/2017
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution declaring a shelter crisis; suspending applicable provisions of local law, including those contained in the City's zoning ordinances and regulations; and authorizing the operation of a winter shelter at 5571 Orange Avenue, for the period of December 6, 2017 and March 31, 2018. (District 8)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 120517-R-41sr&att, 2. 120517-R-41sr&att Revised, 3. RES-17-0142.pdf
Related files: 34869_000
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Recommendation to adopt resolution declaring a shelter crisis; suspending applicable provisions of local law, including those contained in the City's zoning ordinances and regulations; and authorizing the operation of a winter shelter at 5571 Orange Avenue, for the period of December 6, 2017 and March 31, 2018. (District 8)

DISCUSSION
What is the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)?
LAHSA is a joint powers agency between the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County established to oversee homeless services county-wide. With the creation of LAHSA, the Winter Shelter Program has become a coordinated effort to increase the number of temporary emergency shelter beds available in Los Angeles County during the period of time in which the region usually experiences its most inclement weather: December 1st through March 1st, inclusive. As such, the County places winter shelters in each of the five Supervisorial Districts. For Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 4, the location identified is City-owned property located at 5571 Orange Avenue (Site).

The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles provide funds to LAHSA to operate the Winter Shelter Program. As the administrative authority, LAHSA is responsible for selecting the winter shelter providers through a competitive application process, contracting with providers and overseeing the winter shelter operations. A building was located in Long Beach on November 10, 2017. Given the timing of securing a site, the earliest the winter shelter can commence operations is December 6, 2017. The Site shall be operated by LAHSA's selected provider, U.S. VETS, for the 2017-2018 program year.

The winter shelter provider is required to furnish the following services: intake, nightly shelter for individuals, vouchers, showers, and two daily meals. Overnight staffing shall further provide security and case management services that link participants to additional programs aimed at establishi...

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