Homeless Persons

Homeless persons

Los Angeles takes homelessness very seriously. Homelessness should not be a long term condition, and the City and its partners are working together to provide homeless individuals and families the resources they need to achieve independent, stable and secure housing. Services available include interim housing, supportive housing, rapid re-housing, public sanitation (restrooms/showers) services, storage of personal property, transportation assistance, alcohol/drug, financial, and mental health counseling, and case management. Additional emergency shelter beds are offered during the winter months of December - March.


  • If you are a homeless individual or family and believe you are at significant risk of becoming homeless, please contact the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), at (213) 683-3333, or access LAHSA’s website for specific information about city-funded programs that are available to homeless individuals, youth, and families and which you may be eligible to receive services under.
  • Homeless families If you and your family (adults with children under age 18) are homeless and need immediate assistance call 211 which is available 24 hours seven days a week.
  • If you are unable to make contact with anyone at LAHSA and you need immediate assistance, call our Homeless Services Unit, at (213) 928-9012.