Homelessness

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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Events

  1. Homeless Count
  2. Homeless Connect Day
  3. Homelessness Working Group

Malibu is included in The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count coordinated by the Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority (LAHSA). 

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.

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)