The Community Care Facilities Ordinance, which would eliminate shared housing in single family neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles by making shared leases illegal, is set to go before the City Council for a vote in the coming months.
This proposed ordinance will compromise the living situations of more than 43,000 families in Los Angelaes, and will be particularly detrimental to veterans and those with disabilities.
Under the proposed ordinance, New Directions would be forced to close three residental homes that provide afforadble housing and important community for veterans.
Additionally under the proposed ordinance, four veterans sharing a home, each with a lease, will be considered a "boardinghouse" and will be eliminated from single family neighborhoods.
Thank you to everyone who made Walk for Warriors 5K this Memorial Day such a success. With 900 people in attendance from Southern California and around the country, Walk for Warriors was a true testament to your support for veterans!
New Directions is offering a new homelessness prevention program. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) will help very low-income veteran families stay in their current apartment or home and rapidly re-house those who have recently exited their housing.
Thanks to grant funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, New Directions will provide case management outreach, permanent housing placement, financial planning services, and help obtaining appropriate VA benefits.