beds opened at YWCA shelter
additional beds to open in South LA with MFLA support
beds opened at Winter Shelter Program sites
Shelter Activation & Innovation Fund (SAIF)
Tackling Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis
SAIF provides resources to augment publicly funded shelters and support more temporary and bridge housing. The goal is to activate shelter beds as quickly as possible. To date, SAIF has partnered with the YWCA Greater Los Angeles to open a shelter for women in Hollywood, given capacity-building support to a Home at Last Shelter in South LA, and provided gap funding for four Winter Shelter Program sites.
“Home at Last specializes in bridge housing. We work with transitional-age youth, aged 18 to 24. After the Los Angeles Fire Department rolled out a new directive this year, we had to decrease occupancy in our shelters until we had a new sprinkler system. Without the Fund, we wouldn’t have been able to keep shelters open. ”
– Elyse Steward, Program Manager, Home at Last CDC