In an effort to address the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, Councilman Curren Price recently created the CD 9 Homelessness Advisory Committee. The objective of the new committee is to bring community stakeholders to the table to learn and expand on ways to help individuals experiencing homelessness.
The inaugural meeting, which was held on Thursday, Feb. 20, opened with a comprehensive presentation by Councilman Price providing detail into the strategies he is taking to address homelessness in District 9. The committee members also heard from Amy Perkins, the Director of Interim Housing Strategies with Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office, as well as Steven Yu, Community Engagement Supervisor with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and Orlando Ward, the Executive Director of External Affairs at Volunteers of America - Los Angeles. Speakers in attendance shared insight into what the County, City and service providers are doing to help in the fight.
The 15-person committee consists of representatives from faith-based organizations, Neighborhood Councils, homeless service providers and educators-each selected because of their work in the community and shared desire to end homelessness.
For more information on what Councilman Price is doing to address the crisis, call his District Office at (323) 846-2651.