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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People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be a solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

Business Insider; by Aria Bendix   Sep. 16, 2018, 10:30 AM Read original article here. While the county is reviewing applications, the city is still researching the advantages of accessory dwelling units. Tony Gutierrez/AP Los Angeles county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units […]

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6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories

6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories

  06/14/2018 04:51 pm ET Updated Jun 15, 2018; by James Michael Nichols 6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories When photographer Letizia Mariotti began meeting homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City, she felt a duty to help spread their stories. She began photographing the queer youth she encountered at LGBTQ gathering places and interviewing them about […]

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Cyndi Lauper unveils report on LGBTQ youth homelessness

The Associated PressPublished 7:07 a.m. ET June 29, 2018, Photo: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP The interactive report ranks how states provide services such as housing and mental health for homeless youth based on a variety of criteria, including access to hormone therapy for transgender people and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. It is a joint project between Lauper’s […]

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