How do we fix this?

January 31, 2018
The Los Angeles Times kicked off a new project covering homelessness in the Southland this week with a front page, above-the-fold article by Times journalist Steve Lopez. Step Up’s work converting motels into permanent supportive housing is at the center of the story.

The Los Angeles Times kicked off a new project covering homelessness in the Southland this week with a front page, above-the-fold article by Times journalist Steve Lopez. Step Up’s work converting motels into permanent supportive housing is at the center of the story.

In the article, Step Up’s President & CEO Tod Lipka is featured as a thought-leader on the agency’s nationally recognized model to address this crisis. “We have to think about how to develop innovative solutions because what we have now doesn’t create housing quick enough.” said Lipka. We know what works in most cases. We know that supportive housing is the best long-term solution. Step Up’s motel conversions run about half the cost of new affordable housing construction per unit and can be completed in half the time. Measure HHH plans to develop 10,000 units over 10 years. But we know from data that there are many more than 1000 individuals coming in the door.

The LA Times article is a call to arms serving as an appropriate perspective to a more sustained interest in homelessness. And hopefully we are going to see much more from the LA Times on this issue.

To read the full article: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-homeless-20180128-story.html

Be a Progress Maker by investing in Step Up’s work! Give!

Related Posts

COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: VILLAGE FOR VETS 

COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: VILLAGE FOR VETS 

Step Up community partner Village for Vets is a dedicated nonprofit organization that fills gaps in critical services for homeless and at-risk veterans in greater Los Angeles. The non-profit offers four types of services to veterans: meals, emergency financial assistance, social support and basic needs.

read more
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SPECIALTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SPECIALTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Specialty Family Foundation has been a generous supporter of Step Up since 2010. We interviewed the Specialty Family Foundation’s Grants Manager, Tiann Ortiz, about the homeless epidemic, the grant process, and community collaboration.

read more

Donate Today

You have the power to make a difference.

Imagine a world where everyone has a home, a job, and a supportive community. 100% of your donation will go towards connecting people to the help they need and deserve.

$25

Provides one hour of work force development training to a Step Up member.

Provides one home visit from a psychiatrist or nurse for medication support.

Provides a Welcome Home Kit to furnish and outfit an apartment for a member.

Pin It on Pinterest