Homelessness

Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.

from Greater LA

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…

With nearly 60,000 people homeless across LA County, it continues to be a top issue for many people.

Nearly all Angelenos see homelessness as a serious problem, poll finds

With nearly 60,000 people homeless across LA County, it continues to be a top issue for many people.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today of Proposition HHH, the billion dollar bond that voters passed in 2016 to build new housing for the homeless.   
  The…

Billion dollar housing project for LA’s homeless is plagued by runaway costs and delays

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today of Proposition HHH, the billion dollar bond that voters passed in 2016 to build new housing for the homeless.  The…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The city and county of Los Angeles announced last week they’ll forgive 2 million citations and warrants for things like traffic violations and minor misdemeanors. L.A.

LA to forgive 2 million citations. How might that affect homelessness?

The city and county of Los Angeles announced last week they’ll forgive 2 million citations and warrants for things like traffic violations and minor misdemeanors. L.A.

from Greater LA

Brandi Wolfe says the scariest moment in her three years of homelessness came when she was sitting in a quiet North Hollywood park down the street from where she lives.

LA’s homeless report a rise in hostility

Brandi Wolfe says the scariest moment in her three years of homelessness came when she was sitting in a quiet North Hollywood park down the street from where she lives.

from Greater LA

A proposed statewide law will attempt to provide a bed for every person who is unsheltered.

Homelessness task force pushes for ‘right to shelter’ law

A proposed statewide law will attempt to provide a bed for every person who is unsheltered.

from Greater LA

The gym is an important part of Mark’s routine, because he’s one of about 16,000 Angelenos who live in their cars. And like many people without a stable place to live, Mark relies on the gym to keep up the appearance of being housed.

For many homeless Angelenos, the gym is critical to survival

The gym is an important part of Mark’s routine, because he’s one of about 16,000 Angelenos who live in their cars. And like many people without a stable place to live, Mark relies on the gym to keep up the appearance of being housed.

from Greater LA

When talking about homelessness in California, President Trump said “tremendous pollution” was flowing into the Pacific Ocean via storm drains and sewers.

Trump says waste created by homeless people ends up in the ocean. Truth?

When talking about homelessness in California, President Trump said “tremendous pollution” was flowing into the Pacific Ocean via storm drains and sewers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump is back in Washington after his two-day swing through California.

Has patience for people sleeping on the streets been stretched to the breaking point?

President Trump is back in Washington after his two-day swing through California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump is in California today and Wednesday. He’s fundraising at private events in Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills and San Diego. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip.

Trump administration suggests increased policing to combat homelessness

President Trump is in California today and Wednesday. He’s fundraising at private events in Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills and San Diego. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gwendolyn Lang has lived in her small, beige house in Gardena for 50 years. Now, despite the framed photos still on display, she’s moving out. Lang was foreclosed on earlier this year because of her participation in a program called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, which provides LA County homeowners with no-money-down loans for eco-friendly home improvements.

Effort to make LA more eco-friendly means foreclosure for one homeowner

Gwendolyn Lang has lived in her small, beige house in Gardena for 50 years. Now, despite the framed photos still on display, she’s moving out. Lang was foreclosed on earlier this year because of her participation in a program called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, which provides LA County homeowners with no-money-down loans for eco-friendly home improvements.

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P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

The solution to homelessness is staring us all in the face

P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

Trump admin talks about moving California's homeless into federally-backed facilities

President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.

2 men arrested after allegedly setting fire to a homeless encampment

Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics say that the ordinance infringes on civil rights. Councilwoman Rodriguez says it's necessary for everyone's safety.

LA's new fire enforcement ordinance lets cops remove homeless people from high risk areas

Critics say that the ordinance infringes on civil rights. Councilwoman Rodriguez says it's necessary for everyone's safety.

from KCRW Features

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead homelessness agency for the city and county of LA.

LA's lead homelessness authority falls short, says audit

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead homelessness agency for the city and county of LA.

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Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

What it's like transitioning from homelessness to housing

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of LA is encouraging the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the backyards of Angelenos' homes.

Imagining LA full of backyard baby homes

The City of LA is encouraging the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the backyards of Angelenos' homes.

from Greater LA

Two weeks after city renewed strict rules around living in vehicles, impacts were felt on the streets.

Parking restrictions make it hard on some living in their cars

Two weeks after city renewed strict rules around living in vehicles, impacts were felt on the streets.

from Greater LA