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Here’s What People — Including Trump — Get Wrong About Homelessness

September 25, 2019

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, 9,20.19 MSN President Donald Trump has been on a tear about homelessness over the past week, spreading a lot of misinformation about what the real issue is and how to address it. Earlier this week Trump lamented the nation’s homelessness crisis ― not because so many Americans are unable...

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LA Mayor Hosts Trump Administration Officials For Tour Of Homeless ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

September 25, 2019

CBSN Los Angeles,  September 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm Filed Under:Homeless, Los Angeles, Trump Administration LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Saying it’s time to “put politics aside”, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a delegation of Trump Administration representatives Tuesday as part of an effort to address what he called a...

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Scathing new audit finds deep operational failures at L.A.’s top homeless outreach agency

September 25, 2019

LA Times,By Doug SmithSenior Writer,Aug. 28, 2019 The homeless outreach agency that was meant to move hundreds of people from the streets into housing, shelters or treatment for mental illness and substance abuse has failed dramatically to meet the goals of its contract with the city of Los Angeles, according...

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Los Angeles city attorney asks Supreme Court to rule on where homeless can sleep

September 25, 2019
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By Jenna Chandler  Curbed published on September 25, 2019 3:20 pm City Attorney Mike Feuer says the Martin v. Boise decision was too ambiguous. Tents line the street in Skid Row. Roby ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The city of Los Angeles is joining the fight against a ruling that lets homeless...

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Businesses Are Finally Stepping Up To Help The Homeless Crisis

September 7, 2019

By Michael Hobbes, Huff Post POLITICS 09/07/2019 08:00 am ET Seattle initiative links homeless customers with charitable businesses. SEATTLE ― Rita was homeless when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2016. Fortunately, Medicaid covered her prescription costs. Not so fortunately, her medication acted as a diuretic — she...

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TIKTOC #WINAPP Competition

August 13, 2019

Homeless Youth Create Videos for WIN App OCLA’s social media team (#TeamWIN) kicked off a TikTok social media competition in late July at Safe Place for Youth, (a Venice drop-in center for homeless youth). Participating youth were invited to create a video that shares how the WIN app can #GlowUp...

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America’s Homeless Crisis Is Inspiring New Acts Of Cruelty

August 2, 2019
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Blasting loud music and pouring buckets of water are part of a broader trend to make it impossible for the homeless to exist.

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Thousands Of Americans Live In Vehicles. Without Parking, They Have Nowhere To Go.

July 23, 2019
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These homeless people are blocked from social services when there are few parking spaces to leave their cars without risking tickets.

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LA Police Chief Seeks To Wipe Out Minor Arrest Warrants For Homeless

July 12, 2019
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Michel Moore hopes the initiative will help to cut back the city's homeless population, which jumped by 16% over the past year.

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WIN- Great Resource for Homeless Youth Forum Attendees!

July 1, 2019

OCLA’s founder, Denise McCain-Tharnstrom sets up OCLA/WIN’s table at the HYFLA Youth Summit, June 2019.  On Saturday June 22d, OCLA’s founder and President attended the First Annual Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles. Sponsored by the LA Homeless Services Authority, the summit’s goal was to discuss both challenges within the...

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