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LA ‘sterilized’ its streets for the ’84 Olympics—how will it treat the homeless in 2028?

“Whenever you have these big sporting events, there’s an attempt to make folks disappear” By Jenna Chandler@jennakchandler  Jul 12, 2018, 10:05am PDT; published in Curbed LA Read original article here Church bells rang out across Los Angeles, John Williams’s now-familiar Olympic theme blared triumphantly from 150 trumpets, and a man with an actual jetpack propelled across the Memorial Coliseum on July 28, 1984. […]

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Homeless men and women line up outside the California National Guard Armory in Santa Ana on Thursday, July 12, 2018 to spend the night in the shelter. Approximately 200 homeless that have been sleeping at the armory during the summer 90-day extension will have find somewhere else to sleep after the extension ends on Saturday, July, 14.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

These are the South Bay homeless numbers released last month and what they mean

The Daily Breeze; By DAVID ROSENFELD | david.rosenfeld@tbrnews.com | The Beach Reporter; PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm | UPDATED: August 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm As homelessness becomes an ever-increasing flash point in Southland politics, the most recent count of people living on the streets provided few answers. Overall, the numbers are down – but in the South Bay, the homelessness problem […]

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People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be a solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

Business Insider; by Aria Bendix   Sep. 16, 2018, 10:30 AM Read original article here. While the county is reviewing applications, the city is still researching the advantages of accessory dwelling units. Tony Gutierrez/AP Los Angeles county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units […]

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California Ranks 3d on 50 State Index on Youth Homelessness

Developed as a partnership between the True Colors Fund and National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the State Index on Youth Homelessness 2018 is: A state-by-state evaluation of the work being done to prevent and end youth homelessness in America. A snapshot of the legal, systemic, and environmental barriers that youth experiencing homelessness face. A guide to […]

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Supporting Homeless Children & Youth In Schools

Did you know that LA County Office of Education has a dedicated team of caring professionals in the Division of Homeless Children & Youth who support unaccompanied homeless students as well as homeless students living with their families.  These social workers address the problems that homeless children and youth face in enrolling, attending and succeeding in […]

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WIN:  Meeting A Direct Service Need of LA’s Homeless

WIN:  Meeting A Direct Service Need of LA’s Homeless Mobile technology is the cornerstone of modern communication and information access. Virtually everyone trusts it, grandmothers use computers and cell phones are everywhere.    But in an odd paradox, technology access is often seen as a luxury or status item.  This mindset too often leads well-meaning folks […]

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Skid Row Cafe Employs Homeless Women

Sitting inside MADE by DWC, the Downtown Women’s Center’s cheery and spacious cafe and gift boutique, you could almost forget that Skid Row is just outside. DWC’s cafe and boutiques employ formerly homeless women who have gone through the center’s programs.  The women earn minimum wage to create goods or work at the boutiques and cafes, […]

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