• November 20, 2023

    LA Alliance Settlement Summary - City and County

     In March 2020, the LA Alliance for Human Rights sued the city and county of Los Angeles to compel elected officials to address homelessness rapidly and at scale.  

    • The LA Alliance suit demanded: 

    Immediate creation of shelter and housing to get people off the streets

    Services and treatment to keep people off the streets

    Regulation of public spaces to make streets, sidewalks, and parks safe and clean

    • In its settlement with the City of Los Angeles, the City agreed to:

    Create shelter and housing immediately to get people off the streets

    Reduce encampments

    Establish deadlines and targets to determine the success of its efforts

    Return public spaces to their intended uses

    • In its settlement with the County of Los Angeles, the County agreed to:

    Create 3,000 treatment beds for unsheltered people with mental illnesses and addictions

    Subsidize 450 ‘Board and Care’ beds

    Establish deadlines and targets to determine the success of its efforts

    • The settlements will result in 3,500 mental health and treatment beds and 19,700 beds for people experiencing homelessness including 6,700 beds focused on helping those living near freeways and underpasses.
    • Both agreements are for all of Los Angeles. They are not limited to Skid Row and Downtown.
    • Both the City and County will be held accountable to this agreement by Federal District Court Judge David O. Carter. 
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  • April 07, 2022

    Tent Camps To Court: The Legal Fight Over Homelessness

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  • September 23, 2021

    LA Alliance Press Release on 9th Circuit Court Ruling

    Click here to read the LA Alliance's press release on the 9th Circuit Court ruling on the LA City and County appeal to Judge David O. Carter's preliminary injunction.  

  • March 26, 2021

    LA Alliance's Presentation on Homelessness Hosted by Lambda Alpha

  • March 05, 2021

    March 5, 2021

    This week the LA Alliance filed a notice of intent with the court to file a Preliminary Injunction, which would require thousands of beds in the coming months paired with public spaces regulation.  This is, in effect, the first step in placing the City and County into a court-supervised receivership concerning the homeless issues.

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  • October 29, 2020

    October 29, 2020

    Yesterday the LA Alliance released a statement after yesterday’s council meeting discussing the proposed amendments regarding enforcement and clean-ups.  While we are encouraged by the amendments that were proposed, it is disappointing that no action was taken yesterday. Angelenos need relief NOW.

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  • October 29, 2020

    LA Alliance's Statement on 10/28 City Council Meeting

  • October 08, 2020

    October 7, 2020

    The LA Alliance for Human Rights continues to make progress in its landmark lawsuit against the City and County of Los Angeles over their failure to address our community’s homelessness crisis. This week saw the City and County receive a rare and pointed reprimand from Judge Andre Birotte for their lack of cooperation and inability to see the big picture.

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  • September 22, 2020

    September 22, 2020

    Last Thursday we were back in the LA City Council Chambers where the court held a status conference to get updates from City Councilmembers about the success they’ve made in fulfilling the City’s obligation to provide 6,000 new beds by April 2021. In addition to the ones already in the pipeline, that’s a total of 8,204 beds coming online within 18 months.

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