Councilman Curren Price on Thursday, Feb. 6, joined Mayor Eric Garcetti to unveil LA's new homelessness prevention program called "Solid Ground." Last year, Councilman Price introduced the proposal, which aims to catch Angelenos and their families before they fall into homelessness.
"Far too many people are one paycheck, job loss or medical emergency away from becoming homeless," Councilman Price said. "Individuals are falling into homelessness faster than our homeless services system can move them out. If we are to combat the crisis of our generation, we have to do something for those individuals at risk of becoming homeless."
Working in partnership with FamilySource Centers citywide, the program will offer financial assistance for eligible families to pay things such as rent and utility bills. It also gives individuals access to financial education, public benefits, case management, and other services.
Solid Ground is on track to begin within the next couple of months. For more information on what Councilman Price is doing to address homelessness, call his District Office at (323) 846-2651.