United Way of Greater Los Angeles
UWGLA’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors. We strive to dismantle systemic racism and advocate for a more equitable L.A. County. Our initiatives focus efforts on three key pillars that address the roots of poverty – education, housing, and economic mobility.
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- LIVE ·2021 Grants Challenge
Our Future Los Angeles is a countywide coalition of justice advocates and labor leaders who are committed to housing and economic justice across L.A. County. The coalition is focused on creating an L.A. County where everyone can thrive in a safe, resource rich community of their choice. The coalition will use communications, organizing, and policy change strategies and tactics to drive progress towards our shared vision.
- LIVE ·2018 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
“EVERYONE IN: Preventing Homelessness” will help 30,000 people avoid homelessness by creating affordable housing & helping Angelenos keep their homes
- 2013 Grants Challenge
PROBLEM :: First-come, first-served. That is how many homeless services are given out. Who can blame them? The lines are unending, and homeless providers are busy. As a result, those with the greatest need for supports often get passed over or aren't even able to make it to the line. In a recent survey, 62% of the 532 individuals found and surveyed sleeping in Skid Row were found to have been on the streets for years and struggling with severe disability. IDEA :: Create real-time lists of those experiencing homelessness and real-time lists of housing resources so that the two lists can be matched quickly and effectively. This will: Help homeless providers do what they do best. Help our homeless neighbors access housing that fits. Turn the housing swap meet into a housing Match.com. TIMELINE :: Work with existing providers to develop a beta system in Skid Row within 100 days. Test it by housing 100 of the hardest-to-house in those 100 days. Work at refining it for eventual County-wide use in the following 100 days. IMPACT :: This will dramatically reduce homelessness for the most vulnerable, reduce unit vacancies, and reduce unit costs by more efficiently matching the supply and demand of housing. In short, this is the system we need to end homelessness in Los Angeles. (*More benefits listed in project benefit section)