Addressing Homelessness in Culver City

Overview

On any given night in Culver City, an estimated 291 people experience homelessness, a 35% increase since 2020.

To put a halt to homelessness in Culver City, the Housing Division of the Community Development Department has collaborated with the Advisory Committee on Housing and Homelessness on a number of initiatives. In 2018 alone, the two created an updated Homelessness Resource Guide, Toolkit for Addressing Homelessness, and Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness.

Visit the Homeless Services webpage for further information and lists of homeless services websites and transitional housing agencies in the Westside.

Culver City Homeless Info Line

The Culver City Homeless Info Line can be reached at (310) 253-6767 to report a homeless individual that may benefit from services or secure copies of the Homeless Resource Guide.

Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal

The Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP) is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in LA County with outreach services.

Click/tap the image below to view the LA-HOP information guide or visit the LA-HOP portal to submit a request.

Los Angeles la-hop.org Homeless Outreach Portal(PDF, 3MB)

Internal Homeless Count 2021

Annually, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) conducts a census of the unhoused community throughout the Los Angeles County referred to as the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Based on the data collected, the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and federal government will determine resource allocation to Culver City for housing and homelessness assistance programs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LAHSA requested the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allow a full exemption of all 2021 unsheltered Point-In-Time Homeless Counts. In the absence of a coordinated LAHSA 2021 Homeless Count, Culver City approved for City personnel to administer an Internal 2021 Homeless Count on January 11, 2021(PDF, 206KB) . The 2021 Internal Homeless Count took place on Wednesday 27, 2021 through a collaboration between the City Manager's Office, the Housing Division, the Culver City Fire Department and Police Department, and the Culver City St. Joseph Center Outreach Team. View the results for the 2021 Internal Homeless Count here(PDF, 44KB) .

To ensure the health and safety of those performing the 2022 Homeless Count, Culver City was given permission by LAHSA to only utilized internal staff including the City Manager's Office, the Housing Division, the Culver City Fire Department and Police Department, the Culver City St. Joseph Center Outreach Team, and members of the Advisory Committee on Housing and Homelessness to conduct the Count. The 2022 Homeless Count final results will be released by LAHSA in summer 2022.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 and 2022 Homeless Count and to the community for all of their support in helping Culver City address homelessness.

Homeless Resource Guide

The resource guide provides referral information for Crisis Lines, Food Programs, Homeless Shelters & Services, Legal Services, Medical & Mental Health Programs, and Substance Abuse Programs.

Culver City's Homeless Resource Guide(PDF, 253KB) .

 

Toolkit for Addressing Homelessness

The Toolkit for Addressing Homelessness contains information that any member of Culver City's community can glean from. Whether a resident, business member or City staff member, this toolkit provides suggestions for aiding homeless persons in our community.

Click/tap the image below to view the Toolkit for Addressing Homelessness in Culver City.

Toolkit for Addressing Homelessness in Culver City(PDF, 3MB)

Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness

The City has developed a plan of goals and actions to address homelessness solutions and prevention within the next three years, given opportunities and available resources. The Plan to Prevent and Combat homelessness identifies seven specific goals and their supporting actions and includes bonus information from stakeholders, community members and Los Angeles County.

Click/tap the image below to view Culver City's updated Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness.

Culver City's updated Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness(PDF, 1MB)

Culver City Homeless Programming Fact Sheet

The Culver City Homeless Programming Fact Sheet details general information about the City’s homeless population and provides insight on how the City's partnerships address the issue.

Click/tap the image below to view the Culver City Homeless Programming Fact Sheet.

Culver City Homeless Programming Fact Sheet(PDF, 601KB)

Partnerships

St Joseph Center Staff St. Joseph Center 

The City of Culver City contracts with St. Joseph Center to provide homeless outreach. If you note homeless activity, please contact Culver City's Housing Divison at 310-253-5780. Staff will reach out to St. Joseph's Homeless Outreach Team so they can connect homeless individuals with housing, medical care, and support services.

Upward Bound House Family Shelter

Upward Bound House Family Shelter works with Culver City Unified School District to link homeless children in Culver City schools to housing and supportive services.

Culver City Advisory Committee on Housing and Homelessness

The Culver City Advisory Committee on Housing and Homelessness is committed to improving the quality of life in Culver City as follows: 

  • Advise City Council & staff in Identifying Short & Long Term Strategies to Decrease Homelessness
  • Review the Homeless Services Provided Independent Contractors and Make
  • Recommendations to Improve Service Delivery
  • Collaborate and Educate within Our Communities and Act as a Voice for the Public
  • Coordinate the Annual Homeless Count

The Culver City Advisory Committee on Housing and  Homelessness meets the third Tuesday of every other month at 7 p.m.  Please refer to the Meetings & Agendas tab for the Meeting Calendar.  If you need additional information, please contact Tevis Barnes at 310-253-5780

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