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Housing, Renters & Homelessness Ad Hoc Committee


Board Members:  Elliot Avila(Co-Chair), Theresa Saso(Co-Chair), Ghazal Hashemi, Steve Crouch, and Samantha McBride

Stakeholders:  Terri Smith and Mr. Hope


Third Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 pm.


Join our committee and/or attend our meetings.
On Zoom 
Webinar ID: 833 1395 6068 
Or One tap mobile: US: +16699006833,,83313956068# or +13462487799,,83313956068# 


Homeless Count 2023

Sign-up to volunteer in Highland Park

January 26, 08:00 PM 

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness and is in need of shelter, please call 800-548-6047 or go to LA-HOP

More resources can be found here:

Upcoming discussions:

Arroyo Seco Tiny Homes.

Council File: 21-0042-S3

Council File: 22-1578

Council File: 12-1690-S18


The Housing, Renters, & Homelessness Committee seeks to inform the community of local housing issues, to provide tenants assistance and information regarding their rights, to provide a platform for engagement with the unhoused in our community, to disseminate news about relevant policies, organizations, and events, to help strengthen local unhoused, housing, and tenants rights laws and improve the connections between the community, the City Council office, and the Los Angeles Housing Department and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.


  1. Ensure that the unhoused in Highland Park have a voice in the efforts to reduce homelessness in their community

  2. To determine legislation that protects the unhoused, renters, & housing insecure in Highland Park that is being considered by the city council that the board can vote on during this term and the following

  3. To survey and report needs being faced by the unhoused and tenants in Highland Park that the new board can advocate for during this term and the new term

  4. To establish connections with similar committees of other NCs to maximize impact

  5. To collaborate with Youth and Education committee on the mutual aid directory.

Adjustments to COVID Rental Protections in 2023.

On December 13, City Council voted to end the eviction moratorium on Jan. 31st; City Council is currently working to pass new renter protections.
Click here for more info. (Here is the COVID-19 Renter Protection Fact Sheet currently in effect.)

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