LA approves fast-tracked plan to build homeless housing

By DAILY NEWS | and ELIZABETH CHOU | echou@scng.com | PUBLISHED: April 11, 2018 at 6:44 pm | UPDATED: April 12, 2018 at 6:43 pm LA approves fast-tracked plan to build homeless housing, convert motels into temporary shelters. The Los Angeles City Council gave the green light to new rules aimed at speeding up the construction of permanent housing for the homeless, and to convert […]

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REPORT: How to Reduce Chronic Homelessness

Escape Routes: Meta-Analysis of Homelessness in L.A. APRIL 24, 2018 / BY DANIEL FLAMING, PATRICK BURNS AND JANE CARLEN; LA Economic Roundtable UNDERWRITER: THE CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION Information from 26 datasets with records of Los Angeles County’s homeless residents was used for a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis that identifies interventions for reducing chronic homelessness. Read the report here. […]

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Hospitals Are Releasing Homeless Patients Back To The Streets. There’s A Better Way.

Recuperative care facilities offer a safer and ultimately cheaper alternative. By Anna Almendrala; HEALTH   04/24/2018 01:24 pm ET LOS ANGELES — Two years ago, Sherolyn Scott lost the apartment she had been living in for 16 years due to rising rent costs. She took the money from her security deposit and started sleeping in motels, but […]

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April 25th is #TrueColorsDay!

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. April 25th, 2018 is #TrueColorsDay (formerly known as #40toNoneDay), a national day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ youth homelessness, and […]

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Homeless Women Say ‘Me Too,’ But No One Listens

HuffPost Mari Kate Mycek HuffPost13 March 2018 Like many women, I am heartened by the Me Too movement and the spotlight it has put on sexual assault and harassment. It makes me want to fight harder to tell the stories of those whose voices are still going unheard ― especially those of women experiencing homelessness. As […]

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