Los Angeles County – Home for Good
In 2010, seeing the growing issue of homelessness in Los Angeles, United Way worked with the LA Area Chamber of Commerce to launch Home For Good. The partnership has managed to bring together various stakeholders from both public and private sectors to coordinate ways to address homelessness through permanent housing systems and solutions.
Home For Good works with over 300 cross-sector partners to create systems of change to end homelessness in LA County, starting with chronically homeless individuals and veterans. Home For Good focuses on creating a no-wrong door system that more effectively matches client needs with available housing resources; strategically investing in solutions through a Funders Collaborative that convenes philanthropy and public funders; engaging all Angelenos to be part of the solution through community-wide education and advocacy campaigns; and tracking of community progress towards a set of shared goals and metrics to ensure accountability and advancement. The Funders Collaborative is particularly unique by convening different sources of funding, including city and county, public and private sectors and nonprofits, to ensure that resources are effectively distributed.
Since its launch, the initiative has built systems and changed policies to prioritize those most in need that have ensured that over 40,000 of LA’s most vulnerable homeless neighbors have found their way home for good.
The effort is funded by a combination of private donations and foundation support.