About HYFLA

Background: Between November 2015 and January 2016, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) convened a series of focus groups with individuals who had lived experience of homelessness to gather feedback on the development of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s Comprehensive Plan to Combat Homelessness. Recognizing the valuable contributions by those with lived experience of homelessness, LAHSA expanded the focus groups and established ongoing advisory bodies to ensure that lived experience feedback is incorporated into the development of policies, programs and practices that impact the homeless crisis response system. HYFLA was created in 2017 to focus on the specific issue of youth homelessness. 
Mission: To provide advice and counsel to LAHSA and its partners in support of efforts that strive to end homelessness, as well as to ensure that the unique voice of those with lived experience of homelessness is incorporated throughout the Los Angeles homeless crisis response system.
To be a HYFLA member, you must be 25 and younger. If you are interested in becoming a HYFLA member please fill out the survey questions below. 

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* 1. Please provide your contact information.

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* 2. What is your preferred way of contact?

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* 3. What is your date of birth?

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* 4. What is your age?

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* 5. What is your race/ethnicity?

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* 6. Do you identify as:

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* 7. What pronouns do you use?

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* 8. Sexual orientation/preference

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* 9. In which type of housing do you currently live?

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* 10. What is your current education status?

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* 11. What is your current employment status?

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* 12. Do you have any children living with you?

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* 13. Which of the following systems do you identify with (past or present)? Check all that apply.

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* 14. What Service Planning Area (SPA)/area of LA County do you most frequently reside?

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* 15. What is the name of the person or agency that referred you?

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* 16. Tell us about yourself--who are you, what motivates you, what inspires you?

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* 17. Do you have any experience in advocacy work related to youth homelessness or displacement? If so, what experience do you have? If no experience, how would you like to be involved?

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* 18. In what ways do you believe young people with lived experience can drive change in Los Angeles County or nationally?

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* 19. Why do you want to be part of HYFLA? How do you think you can contribute as a HYFLA member?

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* 20. Do you believe homelessness can be resolved on a grand scale?

You have now reached the end of the HYFLA application. Thank you for your interest. Application will close April 1st, 2020 and we will be contacting you shortly. You can email us at HYFLA@lahsa.org or call 213-233-4744 if you have any questions.
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