Julian Turner (right), part of Metro’s homeless outreach team, chats with two young men outside the Pershing Square stop.; Credit: Rina Palta, KPCC Rina PaltaThe L.A. Metro system is trying a new approach with homeless people who use trains as shelter. The program, in its pilot phase, consists of an outreach group that has been […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since 2014, the number of homeless children in California has jumped 20 percent.
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 […]
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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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 […]
June 18th, 2017; by Esmeralda Bermudez and Ruben Vives Timoteo Arevalos never imagined he’d end up here, loitering for hours on a bench at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights, using his backpack as his pillow. He used to have a government job, but the recession hit and he was laid off. He then tried to […]