Homelessness

Jodie Dolan's laundry truck has five washers and dryers that handle 30-40 loads in a five-hour shift.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Folks who are unhoused in LA are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

from Greater LA

For most of the week, the adjacent streets around Skid Row’s Fred Jordan Mission are lined up with tents and a makeshift community of unhoused residents.   
  They frequent the…

On Skid Row, a pop-up beauty shop offers dignity to the most vulnerable

For most of the week, the adjacent streets around Skid Row’s Fred Jordan Mission are lined up with tents and a makeshift community of unhoused residents.  They frequent the…

from Greater LA

One frequent issue for people experiencing homelessness is hygiene -- how to keep clean when you don’t have ready access to running water, soap, a shower, clean clothes.

Coronavirus and homelessness: How is LA protecting people on the streets?

One frequent issue for people experiencing homelessness is hygiene -- how to keep clean when you don’t have ready access to running water, soap, a shower, clean clothes.

from Greater LA

In a unanimous vote in December, councilmember Nury Martinez was elected LA City Council president, becoming the first Latina in the role.

LA City Council President Nury Martinez on fixing homelessness crisis

In a unanimous vote in December, councilmember Nury Martinez was elected LA City Council president, becoming the first Latina in the role.

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.

Gov. Newsom’s State of State speech targets homelessness

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.

from Greater LA

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

LA County conducts annual homeless count this week

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

from Greater LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with us about his endorsements for presidential candidate Joe Biden and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

LA Mayor Garcetti on endorsing Biden and helping the homeless

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with us about his endorsements for presidential candidate Joe Biden and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom launched a week-long homelessness tour today.

California has a huge budget surplus, so why isn’t more money going toward homelessness?

Governor Gavin Newsom launched a week-long homelessness tour today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The wrangling over what to do about a sprawling homeless camp in Santa Rosa, Calif., highlights how hard it is to find answers for what is a growing crisis across California and much of the West.

Sprawling homeless camps — modern 'Hoovervilles' — vex California

The wrangling over what to do about a sprawling homeless camp in Santa Rosa, Calif., highlights how hard it is to find answers for what is a growing crisis across California and much of the West.

from NPR

Cities have tasked police and sanitation workers with dismantling homeless camps that they say pose a risk to health and safety. But that's meant some displaced people are losing needed medications.

Sweeps of homeless camps in California aggravate key health issues

Cities have tasked police and sanitation workers with dismantling homeless camps that they say pose a risk to health and safety. But that's meant some displaced people are losing needed medications.

from NPR

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

from Design and Architecture

The High Street homeless encampment in Oakland is a sprawling slum next to a Home Depot parking lot. There are tarps and tents as far as the eye can see.

Oakland homeless camp resembles a developing country's slum

The High Street homeless encampment in Oakland is a sprawling slum next to a Home Depot parking lot. There are tarps and tents as far as the eye can see.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

Orange County homelessness: Growing pains in creating emergency shelters and the search for long term solutions

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

from Greater LA

This morning the Supreme Court let stand (without comment) a lower court ruling that protects the right of homeless people to sleep on sidewalks or in parks.

Supreme Court lets stand a lower court’s ruling: Homeless people have a right to sleep outside

This morning the Supreme Court let stand (without comment) a lower court ruling that protects the right of homeless people to sleep on sidewalks or in parks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

Exit interview: Peter Lynn of the LA Homeless Services Authority

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

from Greater LA

Los  Angeles has more people living on the streets than any other city.

Ways to help the homeless -- not just during the holidays

Los  Angeles has more people living on the streets than any other city.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The most recent count of Orange County’s homeless population is nearly 7000.

Santa Ana shoulders the brunt of OC’s homelessness

The most recent count of Orange County’s homeless population is nearly 7000.

from Greater LA

Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?

Homelessness in Berlin and Germany

Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?

from Studio Berlin

On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…