Coronavirus: Homelessness & Housing
Frontline street outreach workers from Los Angeles Homeless Services are working prevent the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness.
What Los Angeles County is doing for people experiencing homelessness:
Temporary winter shelters that would close at the end of March will remain open.
The Office of Emergency Management will launch the People Experiencing Homelessness Emergency Response Coordination Team, a strategic team using all resources and expanded resources.
Los Angeles County is pursuing 2,000 beds for quarantine/isolation of COVID-19 positive or COVID-suspected individuals. So far, 500 have been secured and the remained will come online through the end of the month. These beds are for people experiencing homelessness who need to be quarantined/isolated and any other person who is unable to quarantine/isolate safely in their own home. These beds will be administered by the Department of Public Health.
The County has identified sites, including Dockweiler Beach, for trailers provided by the State of California
The County has secured 90 portable hand-washing stations for deployment at homeless encampments outside the City of Los Angeles. Our partner, the City of Los Angeles, has deployed 150 portable hand washing stations within the city.
Street outreach is ongoing and includes health monitoring.
The County and its partners are collaborating with philanthropic organizations to provide relief to households that are on the verge of homelessness to prevent them from becoming homeless. Click here to learn how you can help.
COVID-19 Hygiene Response Hand Washing Stations & Showers