If you have found yourself facing foreclosure or eviction, Los Angeles County has programs in place to help prevent homelessness. It also has resources to assist with the transition from homelessness back to independent living. Please see below for the Actors Fund’s suggested resources to aid in this difficult process. In addition, 211 LA County Helpline can be accessed by dialing 211 from any telephone. An operator can refer you to additional resources including food banks, legal aid, local social services, as well as shelters. Also know that you may call our intake line at 323-933-9244, ext. 455 to speak to a social worker about your specific situation.
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
PATH is a comprehensive social services agency for the homeless. It offers transitional living and emergency shelter beds, in addition to other services. The PATH Mall offers 20 free onsite social service providers, including case management, a job center, mental health and substance abuse services, legal advocacy, and even a beauty salon. To access their services, come for an initial intake to the PATH building at:
340 North Madison Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
The office opens at 7:30am, but we recommend arriving by 6am at the latest, as lines start to develop then. They only guarantee seeing 10 people per day. Please bring your id and proof of income (if you have it).
I Hate My Life
I Hate My Life, despite its provocative title, is a comprehensive website of resources for people facing homelessness or who are currently homeless. It was compiled by an individual in Los Angeles who used many of these resources during the time he was homeless. Resources include: shelters, low-cost housing, medical clinics, job placement services, and food banks.
Los Angeles Family Housing (LAFH)
LAFH is an organization in North Hollywood that refers families and individuals to on or offsite emergency shelters, transitional living facilities, and support for permanent affordable housing. In addition, LAFH offers case management and food resources. Walk-in intakes are from 10-11am on the first and third Thursday of each month.
Click here for our interactive Bulletin Board where you can post available housing opportunities or search for them if you need to find a place to live.
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