TOWN HALL DISCUSSION ON HOMELESSNESS
Curious about San Fernando’s efforts to address homelessness?
Join the enlightening Town Hall Discussion, where city residents and businesses can explore San Fernando’s Homelessness Action Plan.
- Meet the dedicated street outreach team, gain insight into law enforcement involvement, and delve into County initiatives.
- We value transparency and community involvement, making your questions and insights truly invaluable!
- Activities for school-age children will be provided.
- The event will be live-streamed on the City’s YouTube page.
For additional details, reach out to Housing Coordinator Kenya Marquez at email@example.com or (818) 837-1540.
COVID-19 TENANT PROTECTIONS
Follow this guide by the LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to help understand what protections have expired and what protections will continue as of April 1, 2023.
Visit the LA County Consumer and Business Affairs website at: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/. If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact the Housing Division at (818) 837-1540.
PROTECCIONES PARA INQUILINOS POR COVID-19 HAN EXPIRADO
Visita el sitio web del Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor y Negocios del Condado de Los Ángeles en: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/. Si tiene preguntas adicionales o necesitas ayuda, por favor contacte al División de Housing al (818) 837-1540.
To request outreach for a person experiencing homelessness:
- Call the Police Department at (818) 898-1267 if the individual is trespassing, harassing, or engaging in other illegal activity.
The City’s Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST) – San Fernando Police Department and Los Angeles Family Housing – will respond to the outreach request. HOST also conducts monthly outreach.
The City understands the need to take a more measured and strategic approach to address the significant gaps in resource, services, and capacity to address homelessness. In 2022, the City prepared a 5-Year Homelessness Action Plan to develop a strategic roadmap to “get to zero” for addressing homelessness. The Homelessness Action Plan lays out tangible steps that the City and its partners can take over the next five years to move towards a system where homelessness is prevented whenever possible and ensure that, if homelessness does occur, it is rare, brief, and non-recurring.
The Homelessness Action Plan focuses on four key priorities:
- Priority 1: Develop City’s Capacity to Better Prevent and End Homelessness
- Priority 2: Address the Access, Shelter, and Service Needs of People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
- Priority 3: Focus on Root Causes to Prevent Homelessness
The City continues to work for greater coordination at a regional level between the County, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, and the various council of governments to create a comprehensive planning effort to allocate resources and address the existing needs of our homeless population. The City of San Fernando is an active participant in the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Homeless Coalition, Service Planning Area 2 homeless service provider’s monthly meetings, and the Northeast Valley Homeless Task Force.
If you need assistance with homelessness, please contact one of the available resources below:
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Main Address
707 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sylmar Armory Shelter
12860 Arroyo Dr., Sylmar, CA 91342 | (818) 207-8776
Winter Shelter Program
Provides shelter, housing, and services to homeless individuals in Los Angeles County. LA Family Housing 7816 Simpson Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605
Helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services
Introducing LAHOP, an online portal for homeless outreach requests
LA Family Housing Presentation at the May 15, 2023 City Council Meeting; responding to City of San Fernando specific questions.
LA County Mobile Triage Team (818) 610-6726 Responsible for the administration and coordination of all field response operations by overseeing and monitoring programs that travel to the individual to deliver same-day services/intervention/transportation to individuals and families experiencing mental health crises/symptoms. Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Pacoima Winter Shelter Program
11076 Norris Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
Protect children from abuse, and preserve families by providing shelters to individuals experiencing homelessness. Village Family Services, Inc. 6736 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Ste. 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Provides protection for children from abuse and preserve families by building a stronger, safer community. Salvation Army Aetna Bridge Home 14333 Aetna St, Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 574-3510 Ext. 1006
Provides relief to families by providing basic needs. San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission 8756 Canby Ave., Northridge, CA 91325
Provides shelter and guidance for homeless families at their Home Again Family Success Center in Northridge. North Valley Caring Services 15453 Rayen St., Los Angeles, CA 91343
Provides street outreach, food distribution, homeless prevention, housing placements, and case management.
The City of San Fernando residents have access to two first-time homebuyer programs offered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). LACDA offers a Home Ownership Program (HOP) and a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program. The City is a participating jurisdiction in both HOP and MCC programs in which San Fernando residents can participate in both of these programs, and both programs can be used in conjunction. These programs are offered to households with Area Median Income (AMI) levels of 80 percent. For example, a single person household median income cannot exceed $66,750. Program assistance is available only to income-eligible persons and families who have not owned a home in the last three years. The property must be a single-family detached home, or condominium.
Los Angeles County’s HOP provides a loan of up to $85,000 or 20 percent of the purchase price of a new home (maximum purchase price is $700,000), whichever is less. The loan is offered as a down payment and/or closing assistance with zero percent interest. Repayment of the loan is required when the home is sold, transfer of title, or the home is no longer owner-occupied. The prospective home to be purchased must be intended to be owner-occupied. Participants must attend eight hours of homebuyer counseling offered by a counseling agency approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
For additional information and to apply for this program please visit https://www.lacda.org/home-ownership/home-ownership-program
Los Angeles County’s MCC Program offers qualified first-time homebuyers a Federal income tax credit, where homeowners may convert up to 20 percent of their annual mortgage interest into a direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their U.S. individual income tax returns. The remaining 80 percent of the mortgage interest will continue to qualify as an itemized tax deduction. This creates additional net spendable income for qualified first-time homebuyers to use toward their monthly mortgage payment.
For additional information and to apply for this program please visit https://www.lacda.org/home-ownership/mortgage-credit-certificate-program
Home Rehabilitation Loan Program can assist qualified homeowners to rehabilitate their homes to eliminate safety hazards and improve substandard housing conditions. Since Los Angeles County does not have a home rehabilitation program for San Fernando residents, the City is working on re-establishing the City’s Home Rehabilitation Loan Program that was offered prior to 2012. If you’re interested in this program, please contact the Community Development Department at CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org or (818) 898-1227.
Below is a list of senior housing properties in the City of San Fernando. If you’re interested in finding a unit in any of these senior housing properties, please contact the property management company listed below for each property.
|Park Vista Apartments #1||202 Jessie St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
|Park Vista Apartments #2||222 Jessie St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
|Las Palmas I and II|| 333 Kalisher St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
|Park Avenue Senior||499 Kalisher St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Voucher) provides a rent subsidy to qualifying families (including singles) based on income eligibility, allowing renters to choose where they want to live, provided that the property owner accepts the Section 8 vouchers.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is the administering agency for the City of San Fernando Housing Choice Vouchers. Please note that the program is not currently adding new applicants to its waiting list. New applicants are only added to the waitlist during open enrollment periods that take place when the existing waitlist is exhausted. For additional information and updates, visit https://www.lacda.org/section-8
The Housing is Key Program (CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program) is accepting applications for rental and mortgage relief assistance. Income eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need help with past due rent or utilities dating back to April 1, 2020 or who need help with future payments, can apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Interested renters and landlords can check eligibility and apply at https://housing.ca.gov/ or by calling (833) 430-2122.
With hundreds of thousands of families in L.A. County struggling to pay rent, it’s important to know that you have rights!
Provides free housing counseling and fair housing education, investigates housing discrimination, and assists with disability accommodation requests.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA)
Provides free assistance to families through innovative projects that expand access to justice and address the most critical needs of people living in poverty throughout Los Angeles.
13327 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331 | (800) 433-6251 | https://nlsla.org/
Los Angeles County Eviction Mediation Assistance Helpline
Provides answers to questions regarding the expiration of the eviction moratorium and offer mediation and resource referral services. Assistant is available in multiple languages including: Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, and Armenian.
Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center
Helps individuals locate affordable, special needs, emergency and other housing in the County of Los Angeles. Visit the website to search for listing of unit availability.
(877) 428-8844 | https://housing.lacounty.gov/
Provides services for job seekers and business.
1420 W. Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93534 | (661) 726-4128 | https://www.ajcc.lacounty.gov/ajcc/northeast-san-fernando-valley-ajcc | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrysalis (Multiple Locations)
Provides job preparedness, resume building, job search, and job placement.
13545 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 1, Pacoima, CA 91331 | (818) 794-4200 | https://www.changelives.org/
California Employment Development Department
(800) 758-0398 | http://www.edd.ca.gov/
(800) 854-7771 | http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh
Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center
Tarzana Treatment Centers
(818) 996-1051 | https://www.tarzanatc.org/
Vida Mobile Clinic – Free Healthcare for Uninsured Individuals
(818) 332-0463 | https://www.vidamobileclinic.org/
Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) CalFresh program
Provides income eligible individuals and households with food stamp assistance.
(877) 847-3663 | https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/calfresh
Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 (press 1) | Outreach Community Care (310) 478-3711 Ext 40835 | Benefits (800) 827-1000 | https://www.va.gov/
LA County America’s Job Center – Veterans Employment Services
(213) 742-9560 | https://www.ajcc.lacounty.gov/job-seekers/population-specific-placement-services/veterans#ad-image-4
City of San Fernando Veteran’s Recognition Program
(818) 898-1290 | https://ci.san-fernando.ca.us/veterans-recognition-program/
The Salvation Army Haven
(310) 478-3711 Ext 44353 | https://thehaven.salvationarmy.org/southern_california_the_haven_us_west/
San Fernando residents who are experiencing difficulties with their Edison and SoCal Gas utility bills may be able to qualify for one-time bill grants. Please see the flyers below for specific eligibility criteria and additional information. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact Housing Coordinator, Kenya Marquez at email@example.com or (818) 837-1540.
Please Note: Only local organizations will be added.
(818) 898-1202 | Info@sfcity.org