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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Helping Your Homeless Neighbors in the Summer

July 1, 2019

For the homeless, summer is not filled with lazy beach days, vacations and BQQ’s – the warm weather brings with it a unique set of threats: Dehydration – According to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, “Persons who live on the streets or in shelters are at increased...

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Introducing TEAM WIN

July 1, 2019

OCLA is proud to introduce the members of our Social Media team- TEAM WIN! Since early 2019, Daryll “Relly” Brown and Perla Espinoza have been learning how to use social media and other outreach tools to raise community awareness about the WIN app. Under the guidance of marketing and social...

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Homeless At The ‘University of Spoiled Children’

July 1, 2019

The housing crisis is alive and well, even at an elite institution like the University of Southern California. Huff Post Business Apr 22, 2019 By Natasha Piñon LOS ANGELES ― Yoojin Park, a junior at the University of Southern California, is a biology major and a tutor for a program...

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