Homeless Encampments

The main objectives of this report are to:

  1. provide insight into the current guidelines, practices, and on how the City spends its human and financial resources to address homeless encampments.
  2. identify actions that the City could pursue to better deal with the challenges posed by homeless encampments.
  3. assess whether the City is adequately enforcing and implementing the provisions of Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Sec. 56.11, which is a key City ordinance related to the issue of homeless encampment in public areas.

While there are numerous challenges to the effective, efficient and humane enforcement and implementation of LAMC 56.11, we hope and believe that the suggested actions in this report can help address those challenges ‐‐ and serve to improve health, safety, and accessibility for all residents, housed and homeless alike.