Positive Change, Not Spare Change
Public Awareness Campaign
Panhandling PSA (running on Beverly Hills Television)
"Inside Beverly Hills" with Rudy Cole: Interview with James Latta, Wendy Hughes and Officer James Keenaghan (Police bike patrol) regarding panhandling
Al's Story - Letter To The Editor, Beverly Hills Courier, April 9, 2010
City Takes on Growing Panhandling Issue, Beverly Hills Courier, November 30, 2012
Beverly Hills Homeless Collaboration:
- Meets the second Tuesday of every month to assist homeless individuals in Beverly Hills. The BHHC has worked collaboratively to make a difference since October 2010. Anyone interested in attending should contact Jim Latta, Human Services Administrator at 310-285-1006.
- Members include People Assisting The Homeless, Step Up On Second, Los Angeles Mission, All Saints Episcopal Church , Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Beverly Hills Police Department, Los Angeles County Beverly Hills area District Attorney, Los Angeles County Department Mental Health court liaison, Human Services, Library, park rangers, parking enforcement, Changing Lives and Sharing Places (CLASP) Homeless Outreach Team and the Human Relations Commission .
Changing Lives and Sharing Places (CLASP)
Homeless outreach and engagement program.
CLASP PSA click here
Community Assistance Grant Funding
Partnership for social services the City cannot provide directly. Click here to download a copy of the Community Assistance Grant Funding application for FY 2013-2014.
Ordinance of the City of Beverly Hills Prohibiting Certain Conduct on Public Property.
The City of Beverly Hills is committed to taking a holistic approach to addressing the causes of, as well as deterring, certain public conduct on public property. The City has made arrangements with shelter facilities to make such facilities available for homeless persons in Beverly Hills who wish to avail themselves of such facilities. For those who wish to avail themselves of these facilities, transportation will also be made available. The City has engaged in, and will continue to engage in, outreach efforts to communicate with homeless individuals regarding facilities available to address their basic needs an avoid violating the provisions of this ordinance. Finally, in adopting the following provisions into its Municipal Code, the City Council also directs that members of the police department or other appropriate officials offer those alternatives to any person who appears to be homeless before arresting or citing that person for a violation of these provisions. For complete Ordinance click here.
City of Beverly Hills
455 N. Rexford Drive, Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 285-1006
Fax: (310) 385-0840
Email your questions or comments to Ask Bev
Human Services Administrator: James R. Latta, L.C.S.W
Human Services Outreach Manager: Julie Oliver Kahn, M.S.W
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00pm