The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today on how to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars that will be raised annually to help fight homelessness.
The plan covers the coming fiscal year, with tentative projections for the next two years. Major allocations would go to new temporary crisis housing, rental subsidies, and case management services aimed at helping people become self-sufficient or find long-term assistance.
The money will come from a quarter-cent sales tax approved under Measure H, which had 69 percent of the vote in March. The tax goes into effect Oct. 1 and is expected to generate $266 million during its first fiscal year and as much as $355 million a year going forward. The money, by law, is to be used to fund services for homeless.