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LA’s Chief Accountant Wants To Know Why All The Anti-Homelessness Money Isn’t Being Spent

February 4, 2019
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BY MATT TINOCO IN NEWS ON FEBRUARY 4, 2019 1:00 PM https://laist.com/2019/02/04/proposition_HHH_audit_los_angeles_homeless.php (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)Los Angeles’ chief accountant isn’t convinced the city is spending voter-approved funds to house the homeless effectively, so he’s preparing an audit to find out. More than two years ago, in November of 2016, Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly...

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Double Your Donation!

December 19, 2018
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OCLA’s newest version of the WIN app has many new features! Read about them here. WIN is free to all users. This means that OCLA relies upon supporters like YOU to fund WIN’s ongoing technology, data and outreach expenses. When you donate to Our Children LA, you are supporting WIN’s ability to empower vulnerable populations...

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Winter Shelters are Open.

December 19, 2018
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Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food, and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition each program location connects clients to supportive services and housing assistance. Many offer pickup and transportation to the facility. For more information, call the Winter Shelter Hotline 24/7: 1-800-548-6047. Or...

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‘Sesame Street’ Introduces First Muppet Who Is Homeless

December 19, 2018
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Lily is the first “Sesame Street” Muppet to talk about being homeless. (Sesame Workshop) article by Amy B Wang, The Washington Post, reprinted here.  In one of the latest “Sesame Street” videos online, a Muppet named Lily is cheerfully painting a rainbow mural with Elmo – when she suddenly looks downcast....

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Homeless count falls in L.A. and San Diego, but numbers tick up nationwide

December 19, 2018
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By ASSOCIATED PRESS , DEC 18, 2018 | published in LA Times 9:15 AM A federal report released Monday provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis that has gripped many cities up and down the West Coast. The number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two...

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The Number Of Homeless Children Has Hit A Record High In NYC Schools

November 1, 2018
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Roughly 1 in 10 children attending the city’s public schools are homeless, according to new data. By Nina Golgowski October 15, 2018 A record 114,659 homeless or temporarily housed children attended New York City public schools during the 2017-2018 school year ― making up roughly 10 percent of the city’s public...

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

September 19, 2018
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“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...

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

September 19, 2018
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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 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...

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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.

September 19, 2018
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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...

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California Ranks 3d on 50 State Index on Youth Homelessness

September 19, 2018
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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...

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