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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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Homeless deaths in LA County doubled between 2013 and 2018

October 30, 2019
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The average death age for homeless residents is 51, compared to 73 for the general population, a new report finds. | Photo by Michele Crameri/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Being homeless in LA “is becoming increasingly deadly,” says a new report The number of homeless residents dying in Los Angeles...

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LA awards $24.3M for homeless housing at West LA VA campus

October 24, 2019
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A rendering of the revamped campus. | Courtesy of West LA Veterans Collective Work is slated to get underway next year The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve up to $24.3 million in funding to repurpose a building on the Veterans Affairs campus in West Los Angeles...

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LA approves $358.1M for 2,998 affordable apartments

October 16, 2019
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The Thatcher Yard affordable housing development would rise on a former city maintenance yard. The City Council allocated $358.1 million for affordable housing developments, including $11.6 million for Thatcher Yard. | Via Venice Neighborhood Council The total number of Measure HHH-funded units in the pipeline now stands at 8,625 The...

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Bridge housing for families opens in old Hollywood mansion

October 15, 2019
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The pink mansion faces Hollywood Boulevard at the intersection of Camino Palermo. | Courtesy Aviva The building known as Wallis House will house up to 40 young women and their children A new bridge housing facility that will provide wraparound services to 40 young women and their children opened today...

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Los Angeles city attorney asks Supreme Court to rule on where homeless can sleep

September 25, 2019
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By Jenna Chandler  Curbed published on September 25, 2019 3:20 pm City Attorney Mike Feuer says the Martin v. Boise decision was too ambiguous. Tents line the street in Skid Row. Roby ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The city of Los Angeles is joining the fight against a ruling that lets homeless...

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Homelessness: Los Angeles Wants to Spend $100M on Housing and Services for Homeless People

September 22, 2015
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Image via Tom Andrews / Curbed LA flickr pool LA's seen a startling swell in the numbers of homeless people in just the last two years and is producing just a fifth of the supportive housing it would need to help get some of those people off the streets, so...

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