Homelessness and Poverty Committee

Thursday, February 24, 2022



(Luigi Verano - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1082 or [email protected])


Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will take all public comment by teleconference.

The audio for this meeting is broadcast live on the internet at The live audio can also be heard at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area).

Members of the public who would like to offer public comment on the items listed on the agenda should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 453 9676 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.

Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located at the end of this agenda.

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Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Melissa Chinchilla to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Background Check Review: Pending
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
Verbal report from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and City Administrative Officer relative to an update on Strategy 4.7 of the Enhanced Comprehensive Homeless Strategy First Quarterly Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
Los Angeles Housing Department report relative to the retention, preservation and expansion of Board and Care Facilities in the City; and integrating them into the City’s Homelessness Strategic Plan. (This item was also referred to the Housing Committee)
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
Community Investment for Families Department report relative to the transfer, expansion and funding of the Solid Ground Homelessness Prevention Program. (This item was also referred to the Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee)
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
Motion (Blumenfield - Rodriguez - O'Farrell) relative to identifying requirement parameters for a lot to accommodate the temporary storage of overflow unclaimed or salvaged oversized vehicles from Official Police Garages. (This item is referred to the Information, Technology, and General Services Committee and Homelessness and Poverty Committee)
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
Motion (Bonin - Raman - Harris-Dawson - Blumenfield) relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to allow “shelters for the homeless” and other forms of interim housing to be established and operated on properties located outside of certain zoning designations during a declared shelter crisis; and streamlining the administrative process to allow existing and new/temporary shelters to extend their operation or be made permanent; and related matters. (This item was also referred to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee)
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
Motion (De Leon - Krekorian) relative to funding to provide Portable Hygiene Stations to people experiencing homelessness.
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions,

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.