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State lawmakers turn attention to homeless youth

Antonio Garcia, 27, has been homeless in Van Nuys for about two years. “I’m trying to hang in here,” Garcia says. He’s focused on teaching and helping homeless youth struggling with addiction.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaOver 12,000 young people are homeless in California on any given night, and a group of state lawmakers is […]

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Housing a barrier to getting LA’s foster kids home

James Ayala, a children’s social worker, takes calls to the Child Protection Hotline at the Metro North office of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services on Friday afternoon, April 8, 2016.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaLos Angeles County is expanding a foster care pilot that targets homeless parents and families in […]

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LA County fires head of housing program

L.A. County Board of Supervisors dismisses head of housing agency amidst massive effort to tackle homelessness.; Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Rina PaltaLos Angeles County will be looking for a new leader of its low-income housing programs. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to dismiss Sean Rogan in a closed meeting Tuesday. Rogan has […]

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Shelter for homeless women could open in Sylmar

Women wait in line to get a bed for the night at Grace Resource Center’s Lancaster Community Homeless Shelter on Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2016. The shelter closed earlier this year.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaA National Guard Armory in Sylmar could become a shelter for homeless women under a plan up for approval by […]

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New sales tax kicks in Sunday to fund homeless services

Homeless advocates applauded Measure H’s passage. Now, they’re ramping up promised services.; Credit: Rina Palta, KPCC Rina PaltaMoney is about to start pouring in to L.A. County’s most ambitious (and expensive) effort yet to tackle homelessness. The funding comes from a sales tax hike that kicks in Sunday, thanks to Measure H, which county voters […]

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San Gabriel development for homeless won’t happen

At the moment, families and individuals on the verge of homelessness reside in the motel.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaA controversial proposal to turn an old motel near Temple City into housing for homeless will not go through. Mercy Housing, a nonprofit developer, had planned on converting the Golden Motel on Rosemead Blvd. into apartments […]

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