Press Release - 2019 Homeless Count Results
For Immediate Release Contact: Nikole Bresciani June 14, 2019 Assistant City Manager/Public Services Director (626) 939-8401
Homeless Count Shows Improvement in West Covina
WEST COVINA, CA, June 14, 2019 – The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Point-in-Time Homeless Count results for individual cities are in! The City of West Covina has showed a steady increase for the past three years, however the 2019 Homeless Count shows a 49% decrease from 277 individuals who were homeless in 2018, down to 139 people experiencing homelessness in 2019. The City of West Covina credits the decrease in homelessness to the dedication of the City’s Police Department and Public Services Maintenance staff, collaboration with non-profit organizations, citizen engagement, and the continued partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, LAHSA outreach teams, and Los Angeles County mental health clinicians. “This has definitely been a team effort, and countless hours and resources from not only the City, but the City’s local and regional partners have played a tremendous role in addressing homelessness,” stated Mayor Lloyd Johnson. “We know we have made progress, but our work is not done until the number of homeless in our community is reduced to zero. We will continue to advocate for the City’s share of Measure H funding, and continue to work collaboratively with our neighboring cities and organizations to balance the needs of our homeless neighbors and public safety for West Covina.” For more information about homeless resources and information please visit westcovina.org.