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When Sleeping Outside is Breaking the Law

When Sleeping Outside is Breaking the Law

Can a city make it a criminal offense to sleep outside, if there are no shelters or other places for homeless people to sleep inside? That’s the issue in City of Boise v. Martin, a case that the Supreme Court is considering taking. If it takes the case, it will...
Homeless deaths in LA County doubled between 2013 and 2018

Homeless deaths in LA County doubled between 2013 and 2018

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

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

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...
LA approves $358.1M for 2,998 affordable apartments

LA approves $358.1M for 2,998 affordable apartments

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...
Bridge housing for families opens in old Hollywood mansion

Bridge housing for families opens in old Hollywood mansion

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...
Here’s What People — Including Trump — Get Wrong About Homelessness

Here’s What People — Including Trump — Get Wrong About Homelessness

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, 9,20.19 MSN President Donald Trump has been on a tear about homelessness over the past week, spreading a lot of misinformation about what the real issue is and how to address it. Earlier this week Trump lamented the nation’s homelessness crisis ― not because so many Americans are unable...
LA Mayor Hosts Trump Administration Officials For Tour Of Homeless ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

LA Mayor Hosts Trump Administration Officials For Tour Of Homeless ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

CBSN Los Angeles,  September 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm Filed Under:Homeless, Los Angeles, Trump Administration LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Saying it’s time to “put politics aside”, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a delegation of Trump Administration representatives Tuesday as part of an effort to address what he called a...
Scathing new audit finds deep operational failures at L.A.’s top homeless outreach agency

Scathing new audit finds deep operational failures at L.A.’s top homeless outreach agency

LA Times,By Doug SmithSenior Writer,Aug. 28, 2019 The homeless outreach agency that was meant to move hundreds of people from the streets into housing, shelters or treatment for mental illness and substance abuse has failed dramatically to meet the goals of its contract with the city of Los Angeles, according...
Los Angeles city attorney asks Supreme Court to rule on where homeless can sleep

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

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...
Businesses Are Finally Stepping Up To Help The Homeless Crisis

Businesses Are Finally Stepping Up To Help The Homeless Crisis

By Michael Hobbes, Huff Post POLITICS 09/07/2019 08:00 am ET Seattle initiative links homeless customers with charitable businesses. SEATTLE ― Rita was homeless when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2016. Fortunately, Medicaid covered her prescription costs. Not so fortunately, her medication acted as a diuretic — she...