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Safe Parking LA Launches First Safe Parking Site

Safe Parking LA has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles Campus to provide 10 overnight parking spaces to homeless veterans living in their vehicles. See the article below for more information. 

Link: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-parking-va-homeless-20180414-story.html



By |2023-05-10T18:10:36+00:00April 17, 2018|News|Comments Off on Safe Parking LA Launches First Safe Parking Site

Editorial: L.A. bans people from sleeping in their cars but lets them sleep on the sidewalk. That’s ridiculous

In the grim calculus of homelessness, having a vehicle is what passes for being lucky. It means you can avoid spending the night on a sidewalk or in a creepy emergency shelter. And if that’s luck, it’s spreading: The number of cars, campers and vans serving as homes in the city of Los Angeles has gone up significantly, reaching more than 4,700 in 2017’s homelessness count.

By |2023-05-10T18:10:47+00:00March 8, 2018|News|0 Comments

California’s Hidden Homeless

Daily Mail article detailing California's hidden homeless population. "Hundreds of people, including nurses and chefs, are sleeping in parking lots in affluent areas like Santa Barbara as they make the most of the only homes they can afford"

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5212977/Californias-middle-class-homeless-living-parking-lots.html

By |2023-05-10T18:11:00+00:00February 20, 2018|News|Comments Off on California’s Hidden Homeless

Dr. Sale’s speech to Los Angeles Homeless and Poverty Committee

To the Homeless and Poverty Committee: Good afternoon honorable Council Members. I am here today to beseech your help. My name is Dr. Scott Sale and I am one of the advocates and founders of Safe Parking LA that started over 6 years ago at Leo Baeck Temple. Our 501C3’s mission is to be as supportive as possible of the initiation of Safe parking lot programs in every council district. We have worked toward a City wide Safe Parking program as in every council district there are people experiencing vehicular homelessness and it is only getting worse.

By |2023-05-10T18:11:33+00:00December 6, 2017|News|Comments Off on Dr. Sale’s speech to Los Angeles Homeless and Poverty Committee

Establish Citywide Safe Parking Program

Direct the Homeless Strategy Committee, with assistance from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, City Attorney and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to develop and submit for approval a Safe Parking program including permits for predetermined locations, contracting guidelines for homeless service providers, max vehicle occupancy guidelines per location, service provider engagement for enrollment in homeless case management, and integration with Los Angeles Police Department local policing personnel.

By |2023-05-10T18:11:46+00:00May 20, 2017|News|Comments Off on Establish Citywide Safe Parking Program
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