Homelessness

Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.

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A group of 14 unhoused veterans in Los Angeles have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the VA, alleging the federal agency is depriving them of housing.

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Two years after they fought for the right to live in vacant, state-owned houses in El Sereno, a group of activists are facing eviction. They hope to stay in the houses for good.

Activists who occupied vacant El Sereno houses now face eviction

Two years after they fought for the right to live in vacant, state-owned houses in El Sereno, a group of activists are facing eviction. They hope to stay in the houses for good.

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Rep. Karen Bass is running against Rick Caruso in the race for LA mayor. She talks about how she’d alleviate crime and homelessness, and why Black and Brown relations are not broken.

Mayoral hopeful Karen Bass wants to change ‘whack-a-mole approach’ to homelessness

Rep. Karen Bass is running against Rick Caruso in the race for LA mayor. She talks about how she’d alleviate crime and homelessness, and why Black and Brown relations are not broken.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

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Today’s Skid Row results from a series of court decisions, the evaporation of mental health services, and a growing scourge of cheap and highly-addictive drugs.

Cheap drugs and court decisions created today’s Skid Row

Today’s Skid Row results from a series of court decisions, the evaporation of mental health services, and a growing scourge of cheap and highly-addictive drugs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of LA will open the Section 8 housing voucher waitlist next month.

30,000 Section 8 housing vouchers hit LA. Will stigma disappear?

The City of LA will open the Section 8 housing voucher waitlist next month.

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The City and County of LA are phasing out pandemic-related eviction moratoriums. What will it mean for struggling renters and landlords?

How will end of COVID-era housing safety nets affect renters and landlords?

The City and County of LA are phasing out pandemic-related eviction moratoriums. What will it mean for struggling renters and landlords?

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Growing up, David Ambroz had a mom with mental illness, and his family experienced homelessness before he moved to the foster care system, which can be especially hard for LGBTQ youth.

David Ambroz on forgiving mom’s abuse, surviving homelessness and foster care

Growing up, David Ambroz had a mom with mental illness, and his family experienced homelessness before he moved to the foster care system, which can be especially hard for LGBTQ youth.

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LA is developing one of the most robust “street psychiatry” programs in the nation. The goal is to meet unhoused individuals experiencing mental health issues where they are.

‘Street psychiatrists’ help unhoused Angelenos access mental health care

LA is developing one of the most robust “street psychiatry” programs in the nation. The goal is to meet unhoused individuals experiencing mental health issues where they are.

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The results of LA’s annual homeless count show a 4.1% increase in the number of people living on the streets and in shelters countywide since 2020, and a 1.7% increase in the City of…

LA County homelessness up, but growth is slowing

The results of LA’s annual homeless count show a 4.1% increase in the number of people living on the streets and in shelters countywide since 2020, and a 1.7% increase in the City of…

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LA City Council is considering a proposal to end COVID-era eviction protections. Landlords say they need the income amid inflation.

Higher rent in LA: More building repairs, more evictions?

LA City Council is considering a proposal to end COVID-era eviction protections. Landlords say they need the income amid inflation.

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Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

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The LA City Council voted 11-3 on Tuesday to ban people from sitting, sleeping, lying on, or storing property within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.

On managing homelessness, Angelenos are angry for different reasons

The LA City Council voted 11-3 on Tuesday to ban people from sitting, sleeping, lying on, or storing property within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

Expansion of LA’s ‘anti-camping’ law will impact Black Angelenos the most

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

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The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

Echo Park Trash Club gets rid of litter on streets, mistrust at homeless camps

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

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East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats.

East Hollywood tenants fight to stay in area’s last Japanese boarding house

East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats.

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Hundreds of unhoused Angelenos are seeking shelter in the Mojave Desert, having been pushed out of nearby Lancaster due to aggressive policing.

Mojave Desert for unhoused Angelenos: Fewer cops, more dehydration, no help

Hundreds of unhoused Angelenos are seeking shelter in the Mojave Desert, having been pushed out of nearby Lancaster due to aggressive policing.

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The redevelopment of the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts will more than double its size and is expected to show what decent public housing could be.

Watts public housing gets $1B overhaul. Is life better for residents?

The redevelopment of the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts will more than double its size and is expected to show what decent public housing could be.

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One young woman’s experience of being unhoused and pregnant in Hollywood is the focus of a new series from the Los Angeles Times.

For pregnant women on the streets, LA has no system to help

One young woman’s experience of being unhoused and pregnant in Hollywood is the focus of a new series from the Los Angeles Times.

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