The City Council of Los Angeles County, California has adopted the Ordinance on the Payment of Tie-Up Fees to Affordable Housing (No. The ordinance imposes a fee on certain new residential and commercial developments at market rates to generate local funds for the production and preservation of affordable housing. The U. S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is a joint effort between HUD and the U. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This initiative seeks to combine Section 8 rental assistance vouchers with the clinical and case management services provided by the VA in its medical centers, allowing homeless or chronically homeless veterans and their families to reintegrate into the community, remain in stable housing, and lead healthy, productive lives. The Urban Planning Permanent Support Ordinance facilitates the production of permanent supportive housing (PSH) by establishing an application process for administrative authorization, in addition to new requirements, to expedite the production of PSH units in Los Angeles.
The Housing Authority of Los Angeles County (HACLA) selects projects for the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program through a competitive funding availability notice (NOFA) issued jointly with the Department of Housing and Community Investment of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Health Departments as a Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP).HACLA also works with the Los Angeles Unified School District to identify families in the school system who are homeless. Many of these types of housing are the direct result of local policies promoted by the Department of Urban Planning in recent years, which continue to boost production, especially of affordable units. The Incentive Program for Public Transportation-Oriented Communities (TOC Incentive Program) was created in accordance with Measure JJJ, a ballot initiative approved by Los Angeles residents to encourage the production of affordable housing near public transportation. Los Angeles has led the state in encouraging the construction of a wider range of housing types across the city and ensuring a healthier distribution of homes of all shapes and sizes. The Los Angeles City Housing Authority (HACLA) has provided ongoing supportive housing (PSH) assistance to more than 29,000 homes of individuals and families who were previously homeless or chronically homeless through various rental assistance grant programs.
Funded with revenues from Measure H from Los Angeles County, the Homeless Incentive Program provides incentives for landlords to rent their units to customers of HACLA's rent-based homeless programs. HACLA receives recommendations from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to participate in the program, based on the priorities of the Coordinated Entry System (CES). The Home For Good Funders collaboration brings together public and private resources from both city and county governments in an integrated process via NOFA that supports shared goals, grant schedules, and continuity of funding to expand all partners' reach in ending homelessness. Building on California's historic efforts to address the housing crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation to streamline the California housing approval process and create thousands of good-paying jobs. In conclusion, Los Angeles County has implemented several policies that promote public housing initiatives such as tie-up fees for affordable housing, HUD-VASH programs for veterans, Urban Planning Permanent Support Ordinance for PSH units, TOC Incentive Program for public transportation-oriented communities, Homeless Incentive Program for landlords, Home For Good Funders collaboration for shared goals, and legislation streamlining California's housing approval process. These policies have been successful in providing stable housing for individuals and families who were previously homeless or chronically homeless.