Homelessness: Shelter Activation & Innovation Fund

Supporting opportunities with private funds to unlock and expand access for unhoused Angelenos to access temporary and permanent housing alternatives.

The Shelter Activation and Innovation Fund (SAIF) was created to provide flexible resources to support shelter, temporary and bridge housing. With the restrictions of public funds, the SAIF fund invests in specific projects that ‘unlock’ or expand access to both temporary and permanent shelter for unhoused Angelenos.

In 2018, SAIF partnered with the YWCA to unlock access to 62 shelter beds with the investment of an HVAC system. More recently, SAIF has invested in direct cash support for move-in costs to ensure newly housed Angelenos are able to move in successfully into housing alternatives.

Issue Area

Homelessness & Housing

Partners

Mayor’s Office of City Homelessness Initiatives
Delta Airlines
The Ahmanson Foundation
AT&T
YWCA

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