September 28, 2022 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

LAHSA Application for Permanent Housing Moves Online

Agency consolidates 15 different paper housing applications into one digital application

By Chad Winthrop

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has consolidated over a dozen different paper housing applications for permanent housing into one digital application.

On May 7, LAHSA, Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced the launch of a new Universal Housing Application (UHA). The UHA, which saw soft rollout last month, consolidates 15 different paper housing applications into one digital application. According to LAHSA, under this new system people can shave up to 30 days off the application process.

“This streamlined application process removes many barriers for our clients, saves precious time, and builds trust in the system that is there to support them. Ultimately, the most important benefit is that it helps get people housed sooner,” said Heidi Marston, Executive Director of LAHSA.

According to LAHSA, before the UHA, it would take an average of 150 days for a person experiencing homelessness to apply for and move into permanent housing. The agency says case managers spent up to an hour on each application filling them out by hand, and 60 percent of these applications were sent back for corrections in a back-and-forth that could take over a month.

The UHA is integrated with database systems such as the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Resource Management System (RMS) to autofill up to 60 percent of the application with information already in these systems and uploading any necessary documentation from these systems, LAHSA says.

Related Posts

Bass Rallies With More Than 600 Angelenos, Claims to be the only Pro-Choice Democrat Running For Mayor, Rick Caruso Disagrees!

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Two weeks before ballots are mailed, hundreds sign up to volunteer for Bass  By Nick Antonicello Congresswoman Karen Bass rallied...

Man Killed in Mar Vista After Riding Bicycle Into Oncoming Traffic

September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Man killed Sunday near Centinela and Mitchell A man in his 60s was killed over the weekend riding his bicycle...

50 Apartments and Retail Under Construction on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice

September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Construction is underway for a mixed use 50 apartment and retail space building on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice..Video brought to...

Permanent Homeless Shelter Slated for West LA Armory

September 24, 2022

September 24, 2022

Three-story building would include 167 beds By Dolores Quintana A permanent homeless shelter with 167 beds is being planned at...

Site Cleared for 123,000 Square-Foot Office Campus Near Venice

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Glencoe Avenue development set to span three acres By Dolores Quintana Developer Mass Equities bought the site in 2019 with...

LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell Endorses Erin Darling for Los Angeles City Council

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Mitchell becomes the latest in a long and growing list of Westside elected officials to endorse the Venice local! By...

LA Councilman Gil Cedillo Endorses Traci Park in CD-11

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Councilman praises Park, calls her “a fighter that will stand up for both the unhoused and housed.” California Lt. Governor...

Metropolitan Water District Completes Pipeline Repairs Ahead of Schedule Impacting Marina del Rey Residents

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

More than 4 million people affected by shutdown can now resume outdoor watering Residents and businesses in portions of Los...

Venice Surf Shop Reportedly Burglarized on Camera

September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Footage posted on social media over the weekend documents burglary at Mami Wata on Abbot Kinney By Dolores Quintana Video...

Kimama Cafe Hopes to Open Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Mar Vista or Culver City

September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Sisters Marine Lulu and Millie Nene Nabeshima fundraising for venture By Dolores Quintana Kimama Cafe, a vegan restaurant, is working...

Venice’s Baby Blues BBQ Seeking New Location Following Fire

September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Fire end of last month damages Lincoln Boulevard restaurant By Dolores Quintana Baby Blues BBQ in Venice has unfortunately closed...

Famous Italian Singer Zucchero to Play Beverly Hills Theatre on Sept. 30

September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Zucchero will play at Beverly Hills’ Saban Theatre, one of several American stops on his World Wide Tour  By Susan...

‘Sameday Health’ Launches Monkeypox Testing at Venice Beach Location

September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Get a same day appointments and 48 hour test results for covid-19, Flu, and Monkeypox testing now available at the...

This Is My Brave Comes to Santa Monica’s Broad Stage for Live Show Shining a Light on Mental Illness and Addiction

September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

September 25 show features community members who live with mental health challenges telling their stories through poetry, music, comedy and...

Chevy Takes Over Electric Avenue in Venice to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Thursday, September 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PST.   As part of Electric Car Week, on Thursday, September 22,...