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Homeless Services

The Recreation and Community Services Department is at the forefront of the City's homelessness initiative and serves as the designated project lead for coordinating the City’s response to homelessness. The Department coordinates the City’s participation in the annual PIT Count and has created resource and referral information for individuals experiencing homelessness. On August 7, 2018, Arcadia City Council adopted the Five Year Homelessness Plan. Per this plan, Arcadia will address homelessness through several Strategic Goals, including training first responders, strengthening the Coordinated Entry System, enhancing the Emergency Shelter System, partnering with other cities to expand Rapid Rehousing and expanding the Countywide Outreach System.

The City of Arcadia applied for and has been awarded three grants from the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (“SGVCOG”) to address homelessness in the City, including the Homeless Plan Implementation Grant, Homeless Prevention and Diversion Program Grant, and Pilot Program Grant. These grants total $380,000.

The Homeless Plan Implementation Grant includes encampment clean up, First Responder outreach, emergency resources, a full time Housing Navigator, and administrative costs.  The Prevention and Diversion Program Grant is in partnership with City of La Cañada-Flintridge and will provide resources to prevent individuals from falling into homelessness or minimizing the amount of time clients face homelessness and will be distributed by Union Station Homeless Services (“USHS”). The Pilot Program Grant includes a Homelessness Resource Hub (“HRH”), which operates at the Par 3 Golf Course Parking Lot on Thursdays until the conclusion of the grant. The HRH will provide free showers, laundry facilities, resources, and onsite case management.

For more information regarding these programs and services, please visit the Resource and Referrals page.  If you would like to stay up to date on homeless initiatives in the City, please sign up to be on our email list by emailing homelessness@arcadiaca.gov and visit our Community Meetings page. 

Published: July 29, 2021