In March of 2017, Los Angeles County passed Measure H-which implemented a quarter-cent sales tax generating an estimated $355 million each year- to help fund resources for homeless services for ten years. Shortly after the passage of this measure, the Santa Clarita City Council, created the Ad Hoc Committee on Homeless Issues, led by Councilmember Smyth and Councilwoman McLean.
In 2018, The City of Santa Clarita developed the Community Plan to Address Homelessness, a comprehensive research plan created with the help of a $50,000 grant from Los Angeles County in order to identify priorities in Santa Clarita. Shortly after the Community Plan to Address Homelessness was developed, the community came together to create the Community Task Force on Homelessness, composed of more than 30 local organizations. After years of significant progress combatting local homelessness, the Task Force has created a website to centralize their homeless resources and to raise public awareness on local homeless efforts.
- Call 911 for Immediate Medical Attention
- Call 661-259-8175 for the Child and Family Center’s Domestic Violence Program
- Call 661-260-4000 for the SCV Sheriffs Front Desk
- Call 661-200-2000 for Drug Disposal Services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
- Call 661-388-3002 for Bridge to Home’s Emergency Shelter Services
Innovation Fund Grant Application
The City of Santa Clarita was recently awarded a Measure H grant in the amount of $126,493 from the County of Los Angeles to develop innovative solutions to local homeless issues. To encourage collaboration, creativity, and ultimately have the maximum positive impact on those experiencing homelessness, the City has decided to create mini-grants available to local service providers. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2020.
The City will rate bidders on their ability to meet the selection criteria. Each grant will not exceed the designated amount of $25,000. The number of grants and the allotment of funding to each grant recipient will be decided after the submission process has taken place and the City has rated each proposal.