Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

January 1, 2019 4:20 PM ET; Heard on NPR’s  All Things Considered ;  ANNA SCOTT https://www.npr.org/2019/01/01/681208503/homelessness-strains-compassion-for-some-los-angeles-residents Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets. According to city officials and nonprofit leaders, there’s a growing frustration […]

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Scenes from the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

By BENJAMIN ORESKES  JAN 25, 2019 | 7:20 AM LOS ANGELES TIMES Thousands of volunteers will fan out across the city and county of Los Angeles over the next three days for a count of the homeless that will serve as a barometer of how well government efforts to curb the population are working. The annual Los Angeles homeless […]

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5 Things People Get Wrong About Homelessness

U.S. NEWS 12/15/2018 08:00 am ET by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman No, people who are houseless don’t all live on the street, and the vast majority are not addicts or mentally ill, either. Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of Americans on any given day, and yet many people still perpetuate wrong and at times harmful stereotypes about those struggling to […]

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Sixteen years ago, I was on a state Homeless Summit panel hosted by California’s then-Gov. Gray Davis in Sacramento. I and other advocates were optimistic that the state’s homelessness crisis could be resolved because of a $2.1 billion bond, Proposition 46, would provide new housing for people struggling with homelessness. Voters approved the bond overwhelmingly. Fast […]

My Turn: What The Next Governor Should Do About The Housing Crisis

Sixteen years ago, I was on a state Homeless Summit panel hosted by California’s then-Gov. Gray Davis in Sacramento. I and other advocates were optimistic that the state’s homelessness crisis could be resolved because of a $2.1 billion bond, Proposition 46, would provide new housing for people struggling with homelessness. Voters approved the bond overwhelmingly. Fast […]

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LA ‘sterilized’ its streets for the ’84 Olympics—how will it treat the homeless in 2028?

“Whenever you have these big sporting events, there’s an attempt to make folks disappear” By Jenna Chandler@jennakchandler  Jul 12, 2018, 10:05am PDT; published in Curbed LA Read original article here Church bells rang out across Los Angeles, John Williams’s now-familiar Olympic theme blared triumphantly from 150 trumpets, and a man with an actual jetpack propelled across the Memorial Coliseum on July 28, 1984. […]

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Homeless men and women line up outside the California National Guard Armory in Santa Ana on Thursday, July 12, 2018 to spend the night in the shelter. Approximately 200 homeless that have been sleeping at the armory during the summer 90-day extension will have find somewhere else to sleep after the extension ends on Saturday, July, 14.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

These are the South Bay homeless numbers released last month and what they mean

The Daily Breeze; By DAVID ROSENFELD | david.rosenfeld@tbrnews.com | The Beach Reporter; PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm | UPDATED: August 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm As homelessness becomes an ever-increasing flash point in Southland politics, the most recent count of people living on the streets provided few answers. Overall, the numbers are down – but in the South Bay, the homelessness problem […]

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