Homelessness

The LA City Council is expected to approve a sweeping measure on Wednesday that would restrict homeless encampments around the city.

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Supervisor Kathryn Barger co-authored a motion with Supervisor Hilda Solis to create a blue-ribbon commission, saying the entire county needs to be brought to the table to study what’s…

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Project Roomkey, a statewide effort to place medically vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the pandemic, is scheduled to close at the end of September.

The end of Project Roomkey leaves some unhoused people in limbo

Project Roomkey, a statewide effort to place medically vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the pandemic, is scheduled to close at the end of September.

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Among the 200 unhoused people along the Venice Beach boardwalk, so far 77  have been moved indoors.

Venice boardwalk is now one-third cleared of homeless camps. How Bonin and St. Joseph Center made it happen

Among the 200 unhoused people along the Venice Beach boardwalk, so far 77 have been moved indoors.

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July 1. The plan is crammed full of spending for all kinds of programs, funded in part by federal COVID relief aid and an unexpected windfall in tax revenue from wealthy Californians.

California’s new budget aims to address homelessness, COVID recovery. Will it help keep Newsom in office?

July 1. The plan is crammed full of spending for all kinds of programs, funded in part by federal COVID relief aid and an unexpected windfall in tax revenue from wealthy Californians.

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Venice Beach is the latest flashpoint in LA’s homelessness crisis. During the pandemic, hundreds of unhoused people set up camp along the boardwalk.

LA sheriff vows to remove Venice Beach encampments by July 4. Where will people go?

Venice Beach is the latest flashpoint in LA’s homelessness crisis. During the pandemic, hundreds of unhoused people set up camp along the boardwalk.

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Since August 2020, the mutual aid group Bicycle Meals has been delivering bags of sandwiches, fruit, snacks, masks, and hand sanitizer to unhoused residents of Koreatown.

Bicycle Meals: Koreatown-based volunteers deliver food to unhoused Angelenos, but can they keep it up?

Since August 2020, the mutual aid group Bicycle Meals has been delivering bags of sandwiches, fruit, snacks, masks, and hand sanitizer to unhoused residents of Koreatown.

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Last year, unhoused people pitched more than 80 tents next to a jogging path beside the Penmar Golf Course near Venice Beach. It drew complaints from nearby residents.

LA cleared a homeless camp near Venice and deemed it a success. Was it?

Last year, unhoused people pitched more than 80 tents next to a jogging path beside the Penmar Golf Course near Venice Beach. It drew complaints from nearby residents.

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In New York City, more people are experiencing homelessness than in all of LA County, according to the most recent counts.

What can LA learn from New York’s ‘right to shelter’ law?

In New York City, more people are experiencing homelessness than in all of LA County, according to the most recent counts.

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Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Mike Bonin are butting heads with LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on how to address the crisis in Venice and Echo Park.

How LA’s unhoused crisis has become a lightning rod for local politics

Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Mike Bonin are butting heads with LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on how to address the crisis in Venice and Echo Park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The return of parking regulation enforcement has made finding reliable and safe parking tougher for people who live in their cars, vans or RVs.

Will OC get a safe parking program for people living out of cars, vans or RVs?

The return of parking regulation enforcement has made finding reliable and safe parking tougher for people who live in their cars, vans or RVs.

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The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

Villanueva is exacerbating LA homelessness and trying to score political points, says Venice Family Clinic

The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

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How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last.

Faster, cheaper: How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last

How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last.

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“Venice is a world-famous tourist destination. It also has many homeowners who are very vocal on this issue and have been for a long time.

Homelessness in Venice becomes political flashpoint, LA County sheriff now involved

“Venice is a world-famous tourist destination. It also has many homeowners who are very vocal on this issue and have been for a long time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A statewide program called Project Homekey converts motels, hotels, or vacant apartment buildings into long-term supportive housing for people living on the streets.

Project Homekey: Can LA’s aging motels help solve the city’s homeless crisis?

A statewide program called Project Homekey converts motels, hotels, or vacant apartment buildings into long-term supportive housing for people living on the streets.

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Echo Park Lake reopened to the public this week after two months of being closed for repairs, with some obvious changes.

Echo Park Lake reopens — Angelenos cheer and mourn

Echo Park Lake reopened to the public this week after two months of being closed for repairs, with some obvious changes.

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LA Councilman Mike Bonin is proposing that parts of some city-owned land, including parks and beach parking lots, be turned into sanctioned campground sites for unhoused Angelenos.

Unhoused Angelenos should be able to camp in parks and parking lots: LA City Councilman Mike Bonin

LA Councilman Mike Bonin is proposing that parts of some city-owned land, including parks and beach parking lots, be turned into sanctioned campground sites for unhoused Angelenos.

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One obstacle to solving LA’s homelessness crisis is that everybody is in charge and nobody is in charge.

Would a brand new homeless agency fix LA’s crisis?

One obstacle to solving LA’s homelessness crisis is that everybody is in charge and nobody is in charge.

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A new government effort aims to bolster what’s sometimes called the “missing middle” in California’s most expensive housing markets.

Filling the ‘missing middle’ in LA’s housing market is focus of new government program. Will it pay off?

A new government effort aims to bolster what’s sometimes called the “missing middle” in California’s most expensive housing markets.

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Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

Safe parking for Santa Barbara’s homeless could become national model, inspire federal funding

Santa Barbara started a Safe Parking program in 2004 for folks living in their vehicles. It was one of the first in the U.S.

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