“Los Angeles Braces for Protracted Fight Against Homelessness” by Elizabeth Green (on June 10, 2016)
“…Results of the 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, released this month, show South L.A. avoiding the upward trend in homelessness that most other parts of L.A. County now face, suggesting that pilot programs launched there can continue to serve as a model countywide. This is especially true of South L.A.’s Coordinated Entry System (CES), a formal cooperative effort amongst service providers and the local government to streamline intake of homeless individuals by all service providers in an area so that there is essentially one master list to connect the homeless with resources available to them. The value of coordinated efforts is evident throughout the count, including in the substantial reduction in veteran homelessness.”
Read the article on the The Chronicle of Social Change.