County seeks new data collection tools for homeless identification

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – On a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis, the Board of Supervisors has directed county agencies to report back on efforts to integrate new data collection tools that will better identify and help the homeless. 

“It is critical that Measure H dollars are used efficiently by allocating funding for services and housing where they will have greatest impact,” said Barger. “This effort seeks to utilize innovative new data collection and analysis tools currently being developed by local research institutions.”

“As Los Angeles County continues to work with our cities, service providers, and other partners and stakeholders to combat the homelessness crisis, it is crucial that we get an accurate picture of who is suffering from homeless, cataloguing why they have lost their homes, and determining what they need to get back on their feet,” said Supervisor Solis.  “By working with partners to create a more complete portrait of homelessness in Los Angeles County, we can better target resources and supportive services to those that need them most.”

The motion directs county agencies to report back in 90 days.

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