This is the second in a series of blog posts from the Alliance’s Capacity Building Center to help prepare your community for this year’s NOFA. Read the first post here. Once again, NOFA season is just around the corner! One of the more anxiety-producing aspects of recent NOFAs is the requirement that Continuums of Care […]
It is truly wonderful that several cities have ended veteran homelessness. However, homelessness has increased in many major jurisdictions – and homelessness encampments continue to appear across our landscape.
When the numbers were released last month, 2015’s Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority homeless count (conducted every two years) revealed that the sheer numbers of homeless individuals in LA had increased by 12 percent across both the city and…
Once again, homeless service providers are being looked to as part of the solution. Because, when policy changes and funding is redirected, the community still turns to providers to actually house people who are homeless.
An empty apartment is not a home. When students go to college, their parents usually buy them bedding, cooking utensils, clothes, and food—so they can focus on their studies. When formerly homeless persons move into an apartment, just like those students starting on a new path, their home needs to be fully furnished; in turn, […]
[Image via John Kim / Curbed LA flickr pool] The recent homeless count conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found a 12 percent increase in homeless people on the streets in Los Angeles and LA County, plus…
As for Los Angeles, our city has not lacked in creative, hard working efforts to house its homeless population. In fact, don’t let these homeless numbers fool you. We should be commended for permanently housing so many people.
[Image via Eyetwist / Curbed LA flickr pool] Los Angeles is in the thick of a perfect storm of paycheck-consuming rents, reduced federal funding, stagnant/declining wages, and mass evictions right now, so it’s not too much of a surprise…
Living on the streets, for years at a time, can rapidly increase one’s age—turning any young adult into someone appearing middle-aged or elderly.
Perhaps, if we give away tents to everyone on the streets, we could hide them. We would just see their shadows. It is hard to put a face on a shadow. Shadows are easier to stereotype. They are easier to forget after we drive by them. Shadows sleeping in a pup tent are easier to […]