For the past several months, the city of Lynwood has been increasing its services to the City’s homeless. A new case service manager, Jennifer Montoya, has been working since October to help refer the homeless to services available to them.
It’s already making a difference.
There has been a consistent increase in homeless resident contacts to the case manager of those interested in services.
“Providing these extra services is the right thing to do given the severity of the homeless problem not only in Lynwood, but in all of L.A. County,” said Jose Ometeotl, Lynwood City Manager.
There are estimated to be more than 50,000 homeless in LA County and it is a challenge in every city in the county. Courts are upholding the “right to rest” of homeless persons, so getting these homeless individuals and families into existing programs helps both them and the city’s public safety efforts.
City Staff is continuing to use a wide range of tactics to monitor the homeless issue in our city including: