Given the many challenges faced by lower income City residents, LAHD implements a number of programs to address their needs. Using federal and state funds, LAHD staff and contracted community-based organizations provide services to residents to increase family income and expand educational opportunities, and to support homeless residents, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those experiencing domestic violence or human trafficking.
FamilySource Centers (FSC) provide a continuum of core services designed to assist low-income families become self-sufficient by increasing family income and academic achievement for youth and adults.
Neighborhood Improvement (NI) staff manages the funding for capital projects that benefit low and moderate income residents by developing or improving properties used to provide public services in low and moderate income neighborhoods.
The City and its partners, including the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), are working with community partners to provide homeless individuals and families the resources they need to achieve independent, stable and secure housing.
Opportunity L.A. is a free savings account with an initial $50 deposit for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students. The City and County of Los Angeles, along with LAUSD, are working together to provide every first-grader with a Children’s Savings Account (CSA).
Domestic Violence Shelters
Domestic violence shelters are safe places where domestic violence and abuse victims can get help and temporary housing. Because many domestic violence victims are threatened with homelessness, shelters for domestic abuse victims are critical.
Human Trafficking Shelter Operations (HTSO) Program
The HTSO program provides shelter-based services and resource connections to survivors of human trafficking so they can make an appropriate transition into a long-term, safe living environment.
Housing Services for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS, also known as HOPWA, is a federally-funded program that provides assistance with housing and supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. The program goals are to maintain stable housing, reduce the risk of homelessness, and increase access to care. Services are provided countywide.
Child Passenger Safety
A moving vehicle with child passengers is one of the most dangerous places for children. In California, car accidents are among the top five causes of hospitalization and death among children under age 16. There is universal agreement that serious injury to a child passenger during the operation of a vehicle is significantly reduced if that child is in a car seat that has been properly installed and fitted.