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COVID-19 shelter closures may push homeless into heat wave

August 25, 2020
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https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2020-08-19/homeless-shelter-heat-wave-park-closure As the summer heat crested in the late afternoon Monday, Royal Fahrner left the Pan Pacific Park recreation center with a large plastic bag and her backpack. A long bus ride downtown to a storage facility was in her future. The rec-center-turned-homeless-shelter, where she had been staying for several...

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Homeless Californians Doubly At Risk As Wildfires And Pandemic Collide

August 21, 2020
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"Our homeless residents are breathing ash right now," one advocate said of the unhealthy air affecting unhoused people already at heightened risk for COVID-19.

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How COVID-19 Exposes America’s Housing Crisis

July 31, 2020
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“Many are calling this the equivalent of 2008’s foreclosure crisis, but at an exponential level.” This is how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated America’s ongoing housing crisis.

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Statement on the Revocation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

July 30, 2020
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The National Alliance to End Homelessness stands opposed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) decision to revoke the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH rule).   The AFFH rule is a critically important tool for addressing the housing discrimination caused by historical and systemic racism in our cities, towns and communities.  It laid out a critical next step in ensuring that localities take meaningful action to...

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Beauty2theStreetz Gives Makeovers And Hope To Homeless People On Skid Row

July 20, 2020
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Shirley Raines' nonprofit does "more than something superficial," even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Permanent Housing Increases Show Commitment to Ending Homelessness 

June 11, 2020
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Communities across the country are working to permanently end homelessness: analysis from the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition highlights growing investments in permanent housing. Not only does this policy direction reduce housing instability, but it promotes health and justice.   Increasing Investments in Permanent Housing  The emphasis of homeless systems has...

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Federal judge: Homeless living along LA freeways must be given shelter

May 15, 2020
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Getty Images Los Angeles wasn’t “addressing this problem with any urgency” Los Angeles has been ordered by a federal judge to “humanely” move all homeless residents away from freeways and into shelters—and the city and county have less than one week to comply. Under a preliminary injunction issued this afternoon,...

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LA is housing its homeless in hotel rooms. How about the Ritz?

May 12, 2020
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The Ritz-Carlton and J.W. Marriott opened in 2005 in Downtown Los Angeles after the city agreed to let the developer keep up to $270 million in tax revenue. | Shutterstock It’s time for them to give back, say some city leaders Since 2005, the city of Los Angeles has given...

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Bellflower bargains to solve its homeless problem

May 8, 2020
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A rendering of the Bellflower shelter, converted from an old warehouse. | Courtesy of Studio One Eleven It’s building its very first shelter exclusively for residents with ties to the city In 2018, the leaders of Bellflower, a small city in Los Angeles County, had what Mayor Juan Garza calls...

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‘They see the trash… But they have to understand that this is someone’s home’

January 17, 2020
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An RV is towed from an encampment Wednesday in South LA. | Photos by Samanta Helou Hernandez What’s it like for RV dwellers during a city-sanctioned cleanup Margarita Moreno sat surrounded by boxes of cooking supplies, bags of blankets, and a lamp, belongings she had kept in the RV she...

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