Mayor Karen Bass and Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky Announce New Inside Safe Effort in Miracle Mile


Mayor Karen Bass and Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky announced today that Mayor Bass’ Inside Safe initiative is underway near the intersection of 6th Street and Fairfax Avenue in Miracle Mile. Inside Safe is a new, citywide, proactive housing-led strategy to bring people inside from tents and encampments, and to prevent encampments from returning.

“Inside Safe is about putting quick fixes aside,” Mayor Bass said. “Together – with the County and service providers, this new program is a real solution that proves there is hope in Los Angeles. Together, we will confront this crisis by bringing unhoused Angelenos inside for good.”

“For many of the people brought inside today, tonight will be their first night sleeping in a bed in years,” said Councilwoman Yaroslavsky. “And tomorrow, they will wake up with services and stability to help them get back on their feet. I want to thank the Mayor and her staff for their leadership, as well as my team, The People Concern, all involved City departments, and volunteers on the ground who have been doing robust outreach to make today successful.”

Mayor Bass is moving Los Angeles forward with an urgent and strategic approach to confronting the homelessness crisis, which includes calling a state of emergency, taking action to dramatically accelerate development and lower the cost of affordable and temporary housing, and moving to maximize the use of City-owned property for temporary and permanent housing.

Inside Safe supports the following five goals:

• Reduce the loss of life on our streets

• Increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment for those living in encampments

• Eliminate street encampments

• Promote long-term housing stability for people experiencing homelessness

• Enhance the safety and hygiene of neighborhoods for all residents, businesses, and neighbors

Inside Safe supports the following citywide outcomes:

• Decrease the number and size of encampments across the city

• Decrease the time of moving someone from an encampment into housing

• Increase interim and permanent housing placements

• Increase access to mental health care and substance use treatment for people experiencing homelessness


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