City Efforts to Address Homelessness


Community Meeting to Review Draft Homelessness Strategic Plan

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - Malibu City Hall
No RSVPs needed.  

In response to a growing homeless population in Malibu, the City, under the purview  of the City Manager and the Public Safety Manager, has increased its measures to address homelessness and its impacts on the community. The City secured a $50,000 grant in October 2017 from Los Angeles County to help fund the development of a Homelessness Strategic Plan. The Draft Goals and Action Plan are available to view online in advance of the May 24 meeting. 

The goals of thomelessness meeting-Social smallhe Homelessness Strategic Plan are to assist homeless individuals in a more effective way, mitigate public health and public safety impacts, and align Malibu’s local efforts with those of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative. Since 2016, two dedicated, full-time outreach workers from the non-profit The People Concern have been conducting outreach and offering services to the homeless population in Malibu, funded by The Malibu Task Force on Homelessness with a contribution from the City.

The draft Strategic Plan will be presented for review and comment at a community meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers.

Homelessness Advisory Group

In February 2018, the Homelessness Advisory Group was formed to provide input for development of the City's Strategic Plan on Homelessness. The Advisory Group is comprised of a broad cross-section of community stakeholders, including: City staff; the Sheriff’s Department; the faith community; Malibu Community Assistance Resource Team (CART); The People Concern and its outreach workers; Standing on Stone (S.O.S.); the local business community; State Parks; Los Angeles County Library; St. Joseph’s Center; a member of the Public Safety Commission; a concerned Malibu resident and business owner; and the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness.

The specific charge of the Homelessness Advisory Group is to:

  • Learn about the issues and opportunities to address homelessness in Malibu
  • Provide a forum for discussion to offer and consider ideas and solutions
  • Provide information and advice, which will be used with information gathered from community outreach and related research in the development of the Malibu Strategic Plan on Homelessness

Strategic Plan on Homelessness

The draft Strategic Plan on Homelessness will be presented for review and input at a Community Meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers.

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. 

The next Homeless Connect Day is scheduled on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Safety Concerns

If you have an immediate safety concern, call 911 or the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station at 310-456-6652.

  1. Encampments and Fires
  2. Used Needles
  3. Hepatitis A

Homeless encampments are monitored by outreach groups and the Sheriff's Department. Eviction measures are taken when necessary. All outdoor campfires are illegal within the Malibu city limits. If you see a fire, call 911.

In May 2018, the City implemented its Encampment Management Initiative, which will have the Sheriff’s Department clearing encampments on a monthly basis.


  1. How Can I Help?
  2. Homeless Count
  • 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)