Homelessness

In the kitchen of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission — which provides meals, showers and beds to the city’s unhoused residents — a dozen men are deboning trays of turkeys.

from Greater LA

President-elect Joe Biden has put out a multi-part plan for housing and homelessness policies.

from Greater LA

On this Veterans Day, KCRW re-broadcasts a story from August 24, 2020 : 
 On San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, there’s a homeless encampment that’s hard to miss. While it’s not…

Veterans Row: A protest encampment outside the West LA VA might soon move inside

On this Veterans Day, KCRW re-broadcasts a story from August 24, 2020 : On San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, there’s a homeless encampment that’s hard to miss. While it’s not…

from Greater LA

The challenges of being unhoused are almost too many to count. They take on a distinct flavor at night.

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The challenges of being unhoused are almost too many to count. They take on a distinct flavor at night.

from Nocturne

As some hotel rooms sit empty, tens of thousands of people live on the streets of Los Angeles.

Why ‘Project Roomkey’ fell so short of its goal to house 15,000 Angelenos experiencing homelessness

As some hotel rooms sit empty, tens of thousands of people live on the streets of Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Nineteen people experiencing homelessness died during the Labor Day weekend — about double the average number of deaths for a three-day span.

LA’s heat wave is deadly for the county’s unhoused population

Nineteen people experiencing homelessness died during the Labor Day weekend — about double the average number of deaths for a three-day span.

from Greater LA

Earlier this week, some West LA residents placed dozens of heavy landscaping rocks below a 10 freeway underpass on Cattaraugus Avenue in an attempt to prevent people experiencing…

West LA residents put boulders on sidewalks to deter homeless camps, igniting swift backlash

Earlier this week, some West LA residents placed dozens of heavy landscaping rocks below a 10 freeway underpass on Cattaraugus Avenue in an attempt to prevent people experiencing…

from Greater LA

On one of the lawns at the West LA VA, there are rows of camping tents for veterans experiencing homelessness. It’s an alternative to sleeping on the sidewalk.

Could the West LA VA’s tent city be a model for bringing relief to LA’s unhoused?

On one of the lawns at the West LA VA, there are rows of camping tents for veterans experiencing homelessness. It’s an alternative to sleeping on the sidewalk.

from Greater LA

A group of USC students and volunteers has been delivering water to Skid Row every Sunday since mid-July.

USC students and volunteers help deliver thousands of gallons of water to Skid Row every Sunday

A group of USC students and volunteers has been delivering water to Skid Row every Sunday since mid-July.

from Greater LA

On San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, there’s an unusual-looking homeless encampment. It’s a row of nearly two dozen large, identical tents with American flags pinned to the outside.

Veterans Row: A protest encampment outside the West LA VA might soon move inside

On San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, there’s an unusual-looking homeless encampment. It’s a row of nearly two dozen large, identical tents with American flags pinned to the outside.

from Greater LA

One of LA’s largest homeless encampments was on a waterfront stretch of Beacon Street in San Pedro.

Encampment cleanups resume in San Pedro

One of LA’s largest homeless encampments was on a waterfront stretch of Beacon Street in San Pedro.

from Greater LA

Protests for racial justice in the United States have been ongoing for the past      two months.

A new police bureau and resumed homeless sweeps work against LA County’s anti-racist measure, says Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

Protests for racial justice in the United States have been ongoing for the past   two months.

from KCRW Features

As of Monday, 615 people have died unhoused since the beginning of the year, and on average, three people die homeless in LA every day.

More than 600 people have died homeless in LA County this year. Andrew Kettle was number 566

As of Monday, 615 people have died unhoused since the beginning of the year, and on average, three people die homeless in LA every day.

from Greater LA

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

New LA program gives rent relief. But tenants must be fast and lucky to get it

LA is rolling out the largest coronavirus-related rental assistance program in the country this week.

from Greater LA

There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.

How tough it is to coordinate all the hands working to solve LA homelessness

There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.

from Greater LA

Heidi Marston is the new executive director of LAHSA.

New LA homelessness director: ‘Police officers can't be social workers’

Heidi Marston is the new executive director of LAHSA.

from Greater LA

More than 66,000 people now live on the streets of LA County, a 13% rise year over year. The numbers are up for the fifth time in six years.

LA and US district judge agree to get thousands of unhoused Angelenos into shelters

More than 66,000 people now live on the streets of LA County, a 13% rise year over year. The numbers are up for the fifth time in six years.

from Greater LA

New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to…

LA homelessness jumped 13%, before the pandemic hit

New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

LA County’s homeless population swells to 66,000, as growing number of people fall out of the housing market

Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s Anna Scott spent more than a year with Christine Curtiss as she tried to find housing. Scott tried to learn why it’s so challenging to solve LA’s homelessness problem.

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: A shelter to call home, for now

KCRW’s Anna Scott spent more than a year with Christine Curtiss as she tried to find housing. Scott tried to learn why it’s so challenging to solve LA’s homelessness problem.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand