Addressing Homelessness in Culver City
On any given night in Culver City, an estimated 227 people experience homelessness, nearly double the number from 2016.
To put a halt to homelessness in Culver City, the Housing Division of the Community Development Department has collaborated with the Committee on 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.
Homeless Count 2019
The 2019 Homelessness Count took place on Wednesday, January 23. It was an enumeration (counting) of the number of people experiencing homelessness in Culver City. All cities on the Westside of Los Angeles County conducted the Count the same night to avoid duplication of individuals counted in neighboring cities. 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.
Members of the Committee on Homelessness also collected new and unused, packaged donations, such as diapers, toiletries, blankets, sheet sets, and socks. These donations were given to Upward Bound House family shelter in Culver City and other local organizations that have direct contact with families and individuals who are homeless.
Thank you to everyone who came to participate in this year’s 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.
Click/tap the image below to view the City's Homeless Resource Guide.
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.
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 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.
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 Committee on Homelessness
The Culver City Committee on 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 Committee on Homelessness meets the last 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.