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Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

January 1, 2019 4:20 PM ET; Heard on NPR's  All Things Considered ;  ANNA SCOTT https://www.npr.org/2019/01/01/681208503/homelessness-strains-compassion-for-some-los-angeles-residents Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets. According to city officials and nonprofit...
Scenes from the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Scenes from the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

By BENJAMIN ORESKES  JAN 25, 2019 | 7:20 AM LOS ANGELES TIMES Thousands of volunteers will fan out across the city and county of Los Angeles over the next three days for a count of the homeless that will serve as a barometer of how well government efforts to curb the population are working....
Black History Month: Former Homeless Man Helps Others Get on Their Feet

Black History Month: Former Homeless Man Helps Others Get on Their Feet

Rev. Richard Reed founded the agency "First to Serve," which helps homeless people get off the streets. By Beverly White Published Feb 3, 2019 at 7:41 PM | Updated at 11:59 PM PST on Feb 3, 2019 This South Los Angeles living facility could be mistaken for a college dormitory —...
This Is What No One Tells You About Being Evicted

This Is What No One Tells You About Being Evicted

The trauma of being poor, so poor that your home can be taken away, still lives with me.
5 Things People Get Wrong About Homelessness

5 Things People Get Wrong About Homelessness

U.S. NEWS 12/15/2018 08:00 am ET by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman No, people who are houseless don’t all live on the street, and the vast majority are not addicts or mentally ill, either. Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of Americans on any given day, and yet many people still perpetuate wrong and at times harmful...
The Number Of Homeless Children Has Hit A Record High In NYC Schools

The Number Of Homeless Children Has Hit A Record High In NYC Schools

Roughly 1 in 10 children attending the city’s public schools are homeless, according to new data. By Nina Golgowski October 15, 2018 A record 114,659 homeless or temporarily housed children attended New York City public schools during the 2017-2018 school year ― making up roughly 10 percent of the city’s public...
My Turn: What The Next Governor Should Do About The Housing Crisis

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...
LA ‘sterilized’ its streets for the ’84 Olympics—how will it treat the homeless in 2028?

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...
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 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...
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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...