In response to a growing homeless population in Malibu, the City has increased its measures to address homelessness and its impacts on the community. Some of those measures include development of a strategic plan, increased participation in events to aid the homeless, and the formation of a working group to strengthen cooperation between the various agencies and organizations providing assistance within the community.
In October 2017, the City received Measure H funding from the County of Los Angeles to develop its Homelessness Strategic Plan, which was adopted by the City Council on June 25, 2018. The City currently provides funding for an Outreach Team and a Housing Navigator, who works with the Outreach Team and landlords to help people experiencing homelessness get off the streets and into housing.
January 29, 2021 Special City Council Meeting Discusses Homelessness in Malibu
The Malibu City Council held a Special Meeting on January 29, 2021 to discuss the issue of homelessness in Malibu, its 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. The meeting can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel. The agenda and staff report are posted in the Agenda Center.
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Homeless Count Results
The results of the 2018 Homeless Count were released in June 2018, and Malibu shows a 14% reduction in the number of homeless residents since the 2017 count. Homeless Count results for Malibu:
To volunteer for a Homeless Count, visit TheyCountWillYou.org.
Homeless Connect Day
Homeless Connect Day events, organized by the County of Los Angeles in cooperation with the City of Malibu, are held 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 food stamps, Medi-Cal, 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.
June 2019 Connect Day Statistics
The Malibu Homelessness Working Group meets monthly on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Public Safety staff for more information on participating in these meetings.
How You can help
- Donate to local non-profit and outreach organizations providing support for the homeless population
- Volunteer at local shelters and food pantries
- Volunteer for the next Homeless Count (TheyCountWillYou.org)