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Mayor Karen Bass Announces Latest Inside Safe Operation in Partnership with Councilmember John Lee and Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath

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LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass, Councilmember John Lee and Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath announced the newest Inside Safe operation, which concluded yesterday near the intersection of Devonshire Street and Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. Inside Safe is an initiative that was launched to house Angelenos living in encampments and to prevent encampments from returning. More than 25 Angelenos were brought inside through this operation. This citywide, voluntary approach leads with housing and services and is one feature in a comprehensive strategy to confront the homelessness crisis. 

“Our unprecedented approach to homelessness through Inside Safe is working, and we are not slowing down,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “This program is saving and rebuilding the lives of unhoused Angelenos one encampment at a time. Thank you to Councilmember John Lee, Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath, LAHSA and our County partners for your continued partnership and tireless work.”

This is the 27th Inside Safe encampment operation in Los Angeles. The initiative is responsible for bringing more than 1,600 Angelenos inside. Mayor Bass is moving Los Angeles forward with an urgent and strategic approach to confronting the homelessness crisis, which includes declaring a state of emergency, taking action to dramatically accelerate and lowering the cost of building affordable and temporary housing, moving to maximize the use of City-owned property for temporary and permanent housing and cutting through red tape to move people into permanent housing.

"This second Inside Safe operation in Council District 12 shows our city's continued commitment to giving people living on our streets access to housing and services and to ensuring that public spaces remain safe and passable," said Councilmember John Lee. "I applaud the continued collaboration between the city, county, agencies and service providers to work toward solutions to this crisis."

“As Los Angeles County expands our local homelessness emergency declaration with a focus on preventing more people from falling into homelessness, we continue working tirelessly with the City of Los Angeles and our community partners to offer services and care to some of our most vulnerable residents,” said L.A. County Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath. “The most recent Inside Safe in Granada Hills demonstrates our commitment to meeting people where they are, and we will continue to do just that throughout all of LA County.”

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.