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Governor Newsom Statement on Budget Agreement

June 22, 2020
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Published: Jun 22, 2020; Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2020-21 state budget: “The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a sudden and dramatic change...

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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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The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Homelessness

January 15, 2020
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This post is authored by Karen Romero, Freedom Network Training Institute Director at Freedom Network USA.  January is the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month, an annual effort to increase awareness about what human trafficking really is, and what it looks like, in the United States. The relatively new...

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New Homelessness Numbers Reflect Uneven Progress, Increased Urgency

January 9, 2020
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Despite Significant Decreases Among Families, Youth, and Veterans, Overall Homelessness Increases 2.7 Percent The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reveals that an estimated 567,715 people were identified homeless on a single night in 2019. This represents a 2.7 percent...

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Establishing a Federal Fund for Homelessness Prevention

January 6, 2020
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It’s well known that an acute financial emergency is often the breaking point that makes someone become homeless. Perhaps it’s a matter of missed rental payments or utility bills. Sometimes it comes in the form of a medical bill or inexpensive car repairs. Sometimes someone just can’t gather the funds...

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Housing Chronically Homeless People: Opportunities through the 811 Mainstream Vouchers

December 16, 2019
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There’s no doubt about it: we need more resources to end homelessness in this nation. In fact, we need many more resources. But we also need to make sure that we use every single resource that exists. And for communities seeking to address chronic homelessness, there are important resources available...

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