South Los Angeles’ Service Planning Areas Six (6) has been known statistically to have the highest concentration of homeless people in Los Angeles County outside of Downtown.
The issue of homelessness in South LA communities has been largely underserved by grassroots organizations and service providers. In fact, according to the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) most recent (August 2010) “Snapshot of LA’s Nonprofit Sector” survey reveals a sobering story that challenges the sustainability of many Los Angeles Nonprofit Organizations in the current economy.
This dismal survey further reflects an even worse functioning status for services providers and grassroots organizations serving the most vulnerable within Service Planning Area (SPA) 6 & 8 (South Los Angeles).
Compounded by these recent finding, SPA 6 service providers and grassroots organizations addressing the overwhelming homeless crises continue to lag far behind in basic organizational capacity, funding development, and strategic plans which has now become a “must have” for any nonprofit organization that seeks to experience mission success, program sustainability, and measurable outcomes as proof of fulfilled homeless mission.
The Los Angeles Regional Homeless Restoration Advisory Coalition (LARHRAC) was established in August 2009 to increase the organizational capacity of service providers and grassroots organizations to eliminate homelessness within SPA 6.