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United Way Partners with Housing Authority of Pasadena and others to Raise $105 Million to Fight Homelessness

Los Angeles County has been the homeless capital of the nation for many years. Every night, over 51,000 people in our region endure the harsh, dangerous, and deflating challenges of life without a home. In allowing this to continue, we also feel a negative impact on our lives, our businesses, and
our society.
In December 2010, with extensive input from our community, United Way launched Home For Good, the “blueprint to end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County by 2016”. Since then, over100 organizations and leaders from across the region have stepped forward – signing on and creating the momentum we need to end chronic and veteran homelessness in our communities for good.
The first $5 million comes from businesses like Kaiser Permanente and JP Morgan Chase and foundations like the California Endowment and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Public agencies like the Housing Authorities of Pasadena, Los Angeles City and County are committing $100 million in resources like Section 8 housing vouchers and health, mental health and substance abuse services.
This year has been one of tremendous progress – agencies such as United Way have seen shifts in systems, new collaborations, and incredible progress on the ground – all thanks to the remarkable every day work of people across the region championing the effort to end homelessness.

August 23, 2012

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