AHF Says 'BS!' on L.A.'s New Homeless Count — 4:00 PM Press Telecon TODAY

AHF, Coalition to Preserve L.A., & Others Offer Comment, Criticism

The 2018 homeless count for the City and County of Los Angeles will be released this afternoon 5/31/18

AHF, which launched the Healthy Housing Foundation in October 2017 to address and help house the homeless, and the Coalition to Preserve L.A., will offer comment & criticism on the new homeless count as well as measures the City & County could be taking to better address the crisis.

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WHAT:

 

2018 L.A. Homeless Count--PRESS TELECONFERENCE

 

WHEN:

Thursday, May 31st 2018—4:00 PM PT

 

Teleconference Dial in information: +1.877.411.9748 participant code #7134323

 

WHO:

Michael Weinstein, Ballot Measure Proponent & President of AHF

Jill Stewart, Executive Director of the Coalition to Preserve L.A.

Damien Goodmon, Director, Housing is a Human Right & Campaign Director, the ‘Affordable Housing Act’ Campaign or the Costa-Hawkins Repeal Ballot measure

Samantha Granberry, Executive Director of the Healthy Housing Foundation and Vice President, AHF Sales & Strategic Partnerships

Reverend Kelvin Sauls, Senior Pastor, Holman United Methodist Church

Susan Hunter, Los Angeles Tenants Union, Hollywood Local Case Worker

MEDIA AVAILABILITY for ELECTRONIC OUTLETS and/or PHOTOS:

TV News Desks—to arrange an in person interview or soundbite with any of the above, please contact below:
 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

Ged Kenslea, AHF Dir. of Communications (323) 791-5526 cell

gedk@aidshealth.org

Ileana Wachtel, Communications Director, Coalition to Preserve LA +1.310.702.4240

wachtelileana@gmail.com

Last Year’s (2017) Stats on Homelessness in Los Angeles

  • In 2017, the homeless count in Los Angeles County was nearly 58,000 (57,794), a 23% INCREASE from 2016, despite the fact that through rent subsidies, new construction, outreach and support services — Los Angeles got more than 14,000 people permanently off the streets last year. (Los Angeles Times, 5/31/17 by Doug Smith & Gale Holland)
  • In 2017, homelessness also increased sharply in the City of Los Angeles, where the count of just over 34,000 was UP 20% from 2016. (L.A. Times 5/31/17)

Contacts

Media Contacts:
AHF
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 cell
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Coalition to Preserve LA
Ileana Wachtel, Communications Director
+1.310.702.4240
wachtelileana@gmail.com

Release Summary

AHF Says 'BS!' on L.A.'s New Homeless Count — 4:00 pm Press Telecon TODAY; AHF, Coalition to Preserve L.A., & Others Offer Comment, Criticism

Contacts

Media Contacts:
AHF
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 cell
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Coalition to Preserve LA
Ileana Wachtel, Communications Director
+1.310.702.4240
wachtelileana@gmail.com