COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

header-title-decorationCOVID-19 Response

Click here to access the HFH COVID-19 Vaccine Education Resources page. 

Los Angeles County has over 66,000 people experiencing homelessness. Approximately 16,000 people experiencing homelessness live in 400+ congregate interim housing settings across the county, and another 48,000 live in unsheltered settings. A multi-faceted response to COVID-19 for the unhoused community was launched across LA, and Housing for Health stepped in to provide leadership in executing key initiatives including:

  • Surveillance testing and infection control support for unsheltered and sheltered people through HFH’s COVID Response Teams (CRTs)
  • Mass community flu vaccination effort
  • Operation of isolation and quarantine sites for medical sheltering in partnership with the Department of Public Health
  • Benefits advocacy, recuperative care, and in-home care giving, and coordination of higher level of care services for Project RoomKey participants
  • Formation of “Air Traffic Control” as a joint venture with the Department of Mental Health and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to facilitate interim housing placements and transfers between facilities in order to maximize capacity and opportunities to promote safety and access to appropriate services
  • Distribution of PPE and other supplies to outreach workers, interim housing and ERC facilities, and our Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) partners
  • Distribution of over 5000 meals to unsheltered persons daily, as well as boxes of food pantry goods to vulnerable housed participants