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New HUD rule would render 55,000 children of immigrants homeless

New HUD rule would render 55,000 children of immigrants homeless

According to HUD’s own analysis, the proposed rule would also separate those kids from their parents in the process By Jeff Andrews May 10, 2019, 2:02pm EDT Published by CURBED and VOX Media Read original story here: https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/10/18564370/new-hud-rule-would-render-55000-children-of-immigrants-homeless A new rule proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
Homelessness Rise in Los Angeles Amid Statewide Swell

Homelessness Rise in Los Angeles Amid Statewide Swell

  06/04/2019 04:40 pm ET; Huffpost;  By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman   U.S. NEWS The number of homeless people in the California city increased 16 percent from last year, part of a spike in homelessness across the state in recent years. The number of people living in homelessness in Los Angeles increased significantly...
$10.6 Billion Budget Is Largest in L.A. History

$10.6 Billion Budget Is Largest in L.A. History

Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images David WagnerThis week, the L.A. City Council passed a $10.6 billion budget, the largest in the city's history. Mayor Eric Garcetti said a booming economy is bringing...
How Singing In A Choir Helped Homeless People In San Diego Find Their Voice

How Singing In A Choir Helped Homeless People In San Diego Find Their Voice

By Carla Green; 03/01/2019; HuffPost SAN DIEGO ― Ayoe Rydiander came across the choir entirely by coincidence. It was September last year in downtown San Diego, and Rydiander, 58, was frantic. The battery had gone dead on her phone and she was waiting to meet someone she’d paid to transport...
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...