virtual HOMELESSNESS COMMUNITY MEETING
The City of Malibu’s Public Safety Department hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss homelessness on March 14, 2023 where community members asked questions, shared concerns, and heard updates from the City’s Homeless Outreach Team from The People Concern, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments Outreach Coordinator, and City staff. Another virtual community meeting will be organized in the coming months.
For more information, contact Public Safety Liaison Luis Flores at 310-456-2489, ext. 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Meetings & Workshops
The City welcomes the community's participation in discussions about issues related to homelessness. At public meetings, impacts on the community, the measures being taken to address homelessness, current and future challenges, and potential new measures by the City and other entities are presented, and public comment is invited. Links are provided to view archived meeting videos and agendas/reports.
- February 25, 2021 - Meeting video | Agenda & Report
- January 29, 2020 - Meeting video | Agenda
- Homelessness Strategic Plan Community Meeting - Presentation
- Homelessness Task Force - Meeting Information | Agendas
Malibu is included in The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count coordinated by the Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority (LAHSA). The 2023 Homeless Count in Malibu took place on January 25, 2023. Results are expected to be released by end of summer 2023. Check back for more information on the 2024 Homeless Count.
HOMELESS COUNT RESULTS
The results of the 2022 Homeless Count were released in September 2022, and Malibu showed a 66% decrease in the number of homeless residents since the 2020 count.
Homeless Count results for Malibu:
- 2022 - 81 (full report)
- 2021 - 157*
- 2020 - 239 (full report)
- 2019 - 154 (full report)
- 2018 - 155 (full report)
- 2017 - 180 (full report)
- 2016 - 161 (full report)
* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LAHSA did not conduct a countywide homeless count in 2021. The City of Malibu, with the assistance of the Sheriff's Department, outreach workers, and local resident volunteers, conducted a count on January 20, 2021.
Homeless Connect Day
Homeless Connect Day events, organized by the County of Los Angeles in cooperation with the City of Malibu, are held once a year at the former Malibu Courthouse (23525 Civic Center Way) to provide services and resources to those in need via volunteer and non-profit organizations. Free one-stop services include information on obtaining food stamps, Medi-Cal, document recovery, affordable housing resources, medical and legal assistance, complimentary lunch, and more.
The events are generally held in Malibu twice each year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no Connect Days were held in 2020, but the event returned on October 7, 2021. The 2022 Homeless Connect Day took place on September 22, 2022 and approximately 70 people experiencing homelessness were served.