County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County was established on the eve of California’s statehood in 1850. As of 2015, Los Angeles County is home to over 10 million residents across 88 cities.
The County government provides countywide services such as elections and voter registration, law enforcement, jails, vital records, property records, tax collection, public health, health care, and social services. In addition, the County serves as the local government for all unincorporated areas.
County government is lead by the elected five-member Board of Supervisors, several elected offices including the Sheriff, District Attorney, Assessor, 34 departments/related agencies, and over 200 committees and commissions all under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer.
Housing Innovation Highlight
In 2019, LA County led a campaign to foster more innovation in the housing sector by organizing The Housing Innovation Challenge, which awarded $4.5 million to five new, scalable permanent supportive housing solutions. See the list of winners here.