Homelessness

The Los Angeles City Council expanded restrictions on street camping this week, while advocates for the unhoused called for a pause on such bans during the current COVID-19 surge.

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“We The Unhoused” covers the stories and issues of Angelenos living on the streets. Host Theo Henderson personally knows the experience.

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Denis McDonough made two big promises in October: To house 40 homeless vets living at Veterans Row by November, plus another 500 veterans in LA County by December 31.

Did the VA keep its vow to house hundreds of homeless vets in LA?

Denis McDonough made two big promises in October: To house 40 homeless vets living at Veterans Row by November, plus another 500 veterans in LA County by December 31.

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“Safe Sleep Village” in Rampart Village is LA’s first ever city-funded homeless encampment. It opened this year, providing shelter and services without the typical restrictions.

LA's first city-funded homeless camp gets mixed reviews

“Safe Sleep Village” in Rampart Village is LA’s first ever city-funded homeless encampment. It opened this year, providing shelter and services without the typical restrictions.

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Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

Should LA fight homelessness via long-term housing developments or short-term shelters?

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

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Journalist Sam Quinones talks about his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth."

How fentanyl and meth exploded nationwide and led to more mental illness, homelessness, and deaths

Journalist Sam Quinones talks about his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build?

$1.2 billion and 5 years later, why has Prop HHH built only a fraction of its promised homeless housing units?

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build?

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Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village: The newest option to bring people on the streets into housing

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

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In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

54 homeless encampments are the latest targets by LA City Council for sweeps

In a vote 12-2 on Wednesday, the LA City Council agreed to allow homeless sweeps in three districts — two in the Valley and one that stretches from Watts down to the interstate to San…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What will it take to finally end veteran homelessness? U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough says progress in Los Angeles could have a domino effect across the country.

LA’s Veterans Row gets a visit from VA Secretary Denis McDonough, who vows to fight veteran homelessness

What will it take to finally end veteran homelessness? U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough says progress in Los Angeles could have a domino effect across the country.

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KCRW profiles a resident of Homekey, a statewide program to turn hotels and motels into homeless housing. But how do you build stability in a place designed for temporary stays?

California’s Homekey effort offers stability to Angelenos living on the streets. But most of the housing isn’t permanent yet

KCRW profiles a resident of Homekey, a statewide program to turn hotels and motels into homeless housing. But how do you build stability in a place designed for temporary stays?

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A nonprofit called the Sidewalk Project supplies unhoused people with Narcan, clean syringes, condoms, pipes, and marijuana.

How a Narcan ‘Tree of Life’ prevents overdoses on Skid Row

A nonprofit called the Sidewalk Project supplies unhoused people with Narcan, clean syringes, condoms, pipes, and marijuana.

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At a recent grand opening event in Anaheim, Orange County elected officials, business leaders, and homeless advocates celebrated the city’s first conversion of an aging motel into…

Homekey program: Revitalize old motels for unhoused Californians. Can it uplift nearby neighborhoods too?

At a recent grand opening event in Anaheim, Orange County elected officials, business leaders, and homeless advocates celebrated the city’s first conversion of an aging motel into…

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Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

Skid Row homelessness: Why the 9th Circuit Court overturned a local federal judge’s ruling

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of…

After fatal stabbing, county aims to house homeless vets outside the VA in West LA by end of year

After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of…

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Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

In high-risk fire areas, homeless camps are now banned. But Topanga Canyon’s unhoused residents want to stay

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

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The Street Medicine program at USC’s Keck School of Medicine is one of roughly 28 programs in California that offer health care to people experiencing homelessness on the streets…

Street medicine providers can’t get reimbursed by Medi-Cal. A state bill could change that

The Street Medicine program at USC’s Keck School of Medicine is one of roughly 28 programs in California that offer health care to people experiencing homelessness on the streets…

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For Beauty 2 the Streetz founder Shirley Raines, beauty is both a luxury and necessity.

Beauty 2 the Streetz: How haircuts and makeup help LA’s unhoused residents feel validated and seen

For Beauty 2 the Streetz founder Shirley Raines, beauty is both a luxury and necessity.

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Nury Martinez says she wants homeless encampments restricted in her district because her constituents, including immigrant, working-class families, can enjoy public spaces.

Immigrant families deserve parks without homeless tents, says possible mayoral hopeful Nury Martinez

Nury Martinez says she wants homeless encampments restricted in her district because her constituents, including immigrant, working-class families, can enjoy public spaces.

from KCRW Features

Today the LA City Council approved new rules targeting people who sit, sleep and store their belongings near building entrances, freeway underpasses, parks, homeless shelters, day care…

Will LA’s crackdown on homeless encampments criminalize poverty?

Today the LA City Council approved new rules targeting people who sit, sleep and store their belongings near building entrances, freeway underpasses, parks, homeless shelters, day care…

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