MAKING LOS ANGELES AFFORDABLE FOR ALL
Homelessness & Affordable Housing
“Everyone deserves to live in a safe, affordable home. It’s time to end the homelessness and housing crisis now.”
Ending the Homelessness & Housing Crisis
As Los Angeles City Council President, Herb Wesson has been on the front lines of the battle to end homelessness and the housing affordability crisis. Most notably, he spearheaded LA’s emergency homelessness reduction plan to build thousands of new affordable housing units and homeless shelters, and provide necessary supportive services to those in need. Herb also served as the visionary behind LA’s first Comprehensive Homelessness Strategy, which successfully secured pledges from all LA City Councilmembers to build permanent supportive housing in their districts.
Herb also played a key role in helping to pass groundbreaking local measures H and Triple-H that allocated hundreds of millions of dollars a year to create new supportive housing and reduce homelessness in Los Angeles. Measure Triple-H funds alone will be used to build about 1,000 apartment units a year for 10 years.
Herb Wesson believes that those who fought to keep our nation safe should never be forced to live on the streets. That’s why as Council President and State Assembly Speaker he worked to streamline the bureaucratic housing application process for veterans, championed a bill that allocates millions of dollars to build housing for veterans and spearheaded the creation of a home for aging and ill veterans in West Los Angeles.
As Supervisor, Herb will work to make Los Angeles affordable for all residents and continue the fight to end homelessness in our communities. He will focus on preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place by creating low-interest and no-interest loan programs and grants to keep people in their homes. He will also create one-stop resource centers to help people get the services they need, including jobs, child care, and counseling.