LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass and Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky announced today that an Inside Safe operation is underway on San Vicente Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard. Inside Safe is a new, citywide, proactive housing-led strategy to bring people inside from tents and encampments, and to prevent encampments from returning. In 100 days, the program brought more than 1,000 Angelenos inside. The Mayor’s proposed budget includes $250 million to scale the program citywide.
“I’m proud to partner with Councilwoman Yaroslavsky in bringing the Angelenos who had been living outside on San Vicente Boulevard inside,” said Mayor Bass. “Inside Safe is a real solution that proves there is hope in Los Angeles. Together, we will confront this crisis by bringing unhoused Angelenos inside for good.”
"Today's Inside Safe operation was the product of months of coordination and focus to bring these unhoused individuals inside. I am grateful to the Mayor and her team for their leadership in confronting our homelessness crisis with the urgency it requires," said Councilwoman Yaroslavsky.
Mayor Bass is moving Los Angeles forward with an urgent and strategic approach to confronting the homelessness crisis, which also includes calling a state of emergency, taking action to dramatically accelerate development and lower the cost of affordable and temporary housing, and moving to maximize the use of City-owned property for temporary and permanent housing.
Inside Safe supports the following five goals:
- Reduce the loss of life on our streets
Increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment for those living in encampments
Eliminate street encampments
Promote long-term housing stability for people experiencing homelessness
Enhance the safety and hygiene of neighborhoods for all residents, businesses, and neighbors
Read the Inside Safe Executive Directive here.