From the Executive Director

Dear Supporters of Hollywood Community Housing,

Spring has arrived and there are so many things to celebrate!  We have a new logo, a new tag line, “Building Stories of Hope,” and several new staff members who are bringing fresh ideas and energy to the organization.  We are poised to step up to the plate and hit the ball out of the park this year - and we are hoping the Dodgers are too!

We are also energized by Los Angeles as a whole.  Many months ago record numbers of people in Los Angeles voted in favor of Measure H (County) and Measure HHH (City) and we now have the resources to do more in the fight to end homelessness.  In December, the LA City Council passed the Linkage Fee, which will be a permanent source of revenue to support ongoing efforts to address the housing needs of Los Angelenos for decades to come. In addition, just this week, a number of our elected officials and stakeholders joined together on the steps of City Hall to celebrate the impending passage of the Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance and the Motel Conversion ordinance to streamline the construction of permanent supportive housing. In this fight, our elected officials are taking a stand, agencies like the United Way are making a difference and most importantly, the people of Los Angeles are talking and learning more about what it takes to create permanent solutions to homelessness.

We are driven to make Los Angeles more just and equitable.  It is a huge community with complex needs, but together we are making positive changes.

All my best,