The Santa Clarita Community Task Force on Homelessness is categorized into four sub-committees to develop programmatic efforts and establish action items geared to the goals in the Community Plan. The sub-committees are Affordable Housing, Direct Services, Increasing Income, and Prevention & Coordination. Below are a list of their notable achievements in 2020:
Comprehensive analysis of local homeless services agencies and strategic planning sessions conclude that the most urgent areas of focus include:
Educational webinars have been launched to educate local landlords and property managers on PATH’s LeaseUp Program.
$300,00 grant was obtained from Measure H to develop a comprehensive plan and two positions dedicated to coordinating efforts. $22,999 has been committed to increase the supply of affordable housing through Shared Housing SCV.
Sisters in Time has morphed into Shared Housing SCV – the program has received $22,999 from the an Innovating Funding grant from LA County Homeless Initiative.
The Direct Services subcommittee are in correspondence with the Tarzana Detox Center to bring in services to clients in Santa Clarita services.
In collaboration with the City of Santa Clarita Transit Division, an 8-day transportation survey was conducted to unhoused clients at the Newhall Community Center as part of the Go! Santa Clarita re-launch.
Homeless individuals have been linked to benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), California ‘s Medicaid Program (MEDI-CAL), or Veteran Benefits via Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Northeast Valley Health Corporation, Department of Public Social Services, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
A database of job-listing is underway featuring companies with homeless and formerly-homeless inclusive opportunities.