SGVCOG WHITE PAPERS

LAHSA WHITE PAPER

On January 21, 2020, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Governing Board adopted the SGVCOG White Paper on LAHSA Reform. This paper was the drafted by a working group consisting of representatives from 11 cities. The group was formed in order to ensure that the San Gabriel Valley had a leading voice in reform efforts, following a September 2020 motion by the County Board of Supervisors to explore changes to the structure and function of Los Angeles Housing Services Authority (LAHSA) and the homeless services system as a whole.

 

The resulting paper identifies several problems with the current system, including a lack of collaborative relationship with smaller cities, a lack of funding for locally-based and supported initiatives and programs, and poor communication and lack of transparency. To address these problems, the white paper proposes potential solutions including increasing representation for smaller cities within the current system and providing them with more autonomy.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY POSITIONS ON HOMELESS HOUSING, SHELTER AND SERVICES PROVISION

On July 19, 2018, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Governing Board adopted the Guiding Principles on Homeless Programs, known as the “San Gabriel Valley Positions on Homeless Housing, Shelter and Services Provision”. The purpose of the white paper is to set reasonable and overarching principles for regional agreement on cities’ sovereign jurisdictional rights, responsibilities, implementation, and elective cooperation in addressing homelessness.