City of Malibu Receives $76,660 to Address Homelessness

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Malibu was one of several cities to receive additional funds through the LA County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles earlier this month to continue addressing the homelessness situation in the city.

In total, the City of Malibu received $76,660—the full amount it requested—to hire a housing navigator. This initiative is categorized to “enhance county service systems for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.” This navigator will work with property owners to secure a permanent housing solution for homeless individuals.

The initiative—created by the LA County Board of Supervisors—helped disperse $2 million from the LA County general fund (specifically Measure H) to 47 cities that planned to combat homelessness in their respective areas. Malibu, based on the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, received $50,000. 

The city has not yet announced who will take the position.