Housing Hurdles in LA County: Understanding Why Things Are the Way They Are and How to Navigate Limited Choices
This training will help generate an understanding of why the housing landscape in Los Angeles looks the way it does, while offering up strategies that providers can use to navigate it. We will examine the histories and policies that have shaped LA’s housing supply and outline where we are going in the future. This will also help providers identify what housing is currently available, including tips on how to locate appropriate options for clients who are unhoused or have unstable housing. We will also dive deeper into clinical tactics relevant to keeping clients housed and safe by focusing on specific types of housing (e.g., motels, sober living, board and care homes, supportive housing, and independent or family situations), and the relevant considerations and strategies that can be used for each circumstance. The training will end with a brief primer on tenant protections and will supply legal resources that you or your clients can use, if needed. Anytime session recorded on August 18 and 25, 2023.