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Community report-back sessions for the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness
September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
According to the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness across LA County are Black, although Black people represent only 9 percent of the county’s total population. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission recognized the need to dedicate focused attention to examine the barriers Black people may face when trying to exit homelessness and appointed the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness to lead this effort.
The Committee has engaged advocates, service providers, persons with lived experience, and other community members through a series of targeted community listening sessions to better understand key challenges and opportunities that the Committee’s work should address.
The community report-back sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the common themes that emerged during the listening session discussions, as well as to hear and provide feedback on the Committee’s proposed recommendations for improving services.
On behalf of the LAHSA Commission, we invite you to please join us in sharing your perspective at the community report-back sessions identified below. These meetings are open to all members of the public.
Tuesday, September 25 | 6:30-9:00 PM
Holman United Methodist Church, White Hall
3320 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Wednesday, September 26 | 2:00-5:00 PM
James Wood Community Center
400 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013