El Monte Plan To Prevent and Combat Homelessness

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative oversees the voter-approved Measure H sales tax set to generate about $355 million annually to fund homeless services and programs. In a recent effort by the Homeless Initiative to combat and prevent homelessness, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocated funding for a City Planning Grant opportunity to support the development of city specific homeless plans. The intention of the development of a homeless plan was to help cities identify and gain a better understanding of the needs related to homelessness within their boundaries.

In September 2017, the City of El Monte submitted an application for funding for the City Planning Grant and on October 23, 2017, staff was notified of a conditional award of $70,000. On June 5th, 2018, the El Monte City Council adopted the El Monte Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness.

The El Monte Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness was developed in a concerted effort with input from residents, businesses, service providers, elected officials, City staff, and LeSar Development Consultants. The Plan will serve as a reference for the City’s future endeavors in the homeless crisis facing our City.

The City of El Monte is also coordinating with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments to ensure regional alignment and a shared responsibility across jurisdictions on the issue of homelessness.

Learn how you can get involved by emailing Housing.

Homelessness Resources

Get involved, stay informed and spread the word on how to fight homelessness together. Resources in El Monte to prevent and combat homelessness are listed below:

City of El Monte Housing Division

The City funds homelessness outreach and services, which are provided by Volunteers of America Los Angeles.

For those needing housing assistance, please view available resources:

East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless

The ESGVCH Winter Shelter opens on Dec. 1 and operates continuously until March 1. For more information, please see https://esgvch.org/winter-shelter/

Everyone In

Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is an administrative body overseeing Measure H spending. For more information on homelessness resources from the County, contact the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis.

Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority

Find help and homelessness resources in the LA region.

LAHSA Winter Shelter Information Flyer - English (PDF)

LAHSA Winter Shelter Information Flyer - Spanish (PDF)

2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count (PDF)

Each year, thousands of people gather throughout Los Angeles County to take part in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. On January 22, 2019, the City of El Monte’s Housing Division and Community Services Division coordinated with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to hold the 2019 El Monte Homeless Count. With the help of over 65 volunteers the City was able to successfully complete the task of identifying our homeless neighbors on the night of the count. A complete picture of city specific homeless count data and figures will be made available in May 2019.

San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Homelessness Committee

Forum for local government agencies to address homelessness issues locally in the San Gabriel Valley. For more information on how local cities are working together to fight homelessness, contact Jan Cicco, Regional Homelessness Coordinator.

San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Homelessness Consortium

Forum for SGV area agencies serving the local homeless population.