Quick facts about Los Angeles' HOPE program

“Los Angeles is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to solving our homelessness crisis. The HOPE initiative is an innovative and powerful example of how we are serving residents by working collaboratively with City and County departments,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our first responders — whether they are police officers or outreach workers — interact directly with L.A.’s homeless population on a daily basis. HOPE serves as a homelessness ‘super team.' Our teams are sharing data to better target their outreach to homeless Angelenos — and coordinated community cleanups — to ensure the health and safety of our neighborhoods, while getting our most vulnerable the help they need.”  

“Los Angeles is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to solving our homelessness crisis. The HOPE initiative is an innovative and powerful example of how we are serving residents by working collaboratively with City and County departments,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our first responders — whether they are police officers or outreach workers — interact directly with L.A.’s homeless population on a daily basis. HOPE serves as a homelessness ‘super team.' Our teams are sharing data to better target their outreach to homeless Angelenos — and coordinated community cleanups — to ensure the health and safety of our neighborhoods, while getting our most vulnerable the help they need.”  

  • In May, Mayor Garcetti signed his 16th Executive Directive, establishing a permanent Mayor’s Homelessness Cabinet and directing City departments to train and empower all staff to become first responders in the fight against homelessness.
  • The Directive implements a “No Wrong Door” strategy, which asks City employees to actively help connect homeless Angelenos with housing and supportive services.
  • The partnership includes the Office of Mayor Garcetti, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Office of the City Attorney. 
  • Launched as a pilot in the San Fernando Valley this past May, L.A.’s HOPE teams have already responded to more than 1,300 homeless encampment service requests — an average of more than 400 per month. 
  • As a result of their efforts, more than 500 tons of trash, 20,000 pounds of hazardous materials, and 1,500 sharp objects and needles have been taken off the streets.
  • There are currently three HOPE teams operating in LAPD's Valley, Central, and West bureaus. The program will be rolled out citywide next month, when the fourth and final team launches in LAPD's South Bureau.