Homelessness

In 2016, the City of Santa Monica created a team of specialists to work full-time on housing one specific subset of the homeless population: people who generate the most 911 calls.

from Greater LA

Julian Castro, former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary and former San Antonio mayor, is one of the only candidates with a detailed plan to address homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Measure H and HHH funds were meant to address LA’s homelessness crisis. But the number of people living on the streets keeps rising.

New state money will help LA’s homelessness crisis, Garcetti says

Measure H and HHH funds were meant to address LA’s homelessness crisis. But the number of people living on the streets keeps rising.

from Greater LA

Under a 12-year-old court settlement, police can’t arrest people for sleeping on the streets. That could come to an end. Lawyer Ted Olsen, who successfully argued Bush v.

Will police be able to arrest people for sleeping on the streets?

Under a 12-year-old court settlement, police can’t arrest people for sleeping on the streets. That could come to an end. Lawyer Ted Olsen, who successfully argued Bush v.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mayor Eric Garcetti is fighting for his political life as he takes responsibility for the homelessness crisis. But how much power does he really have to address the issue?

Could Mayor Garcetti do more to combat homelessness?

Mayor Eric Garcetti is fighting for his political life as he takes responsibility for the homelessness crisis. But how much power does he really have to address the issue?

from KCRW Features

After news that LA’s homeless population grew by 16% last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti is under increasing pressure to do more about it, and do it quickly.

Is Mayor Garcetti doing enough on housing? Is bureaucracy holding him back from doing more?

After news that LA’s homeless population grew by 16% last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti is under increasing pressure to do more about it, and do it quickly.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

U.S. District Judge David O.

OC Line: Judge Carter ousted from South OC homelessness case

U.S. District Judge David O.

from Greater LA

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

What would you change about your neighborhood?

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

from Members

For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.

Bathrooms for the homeless would cost more than $330,000 each, so how will LA pay?

For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

How Calif. Democrats have dropped the ball on affordable housing and homeless shelters

California Democrats, with a raft of bills and a supermajority in Sacramento, seemed poised to make something happen when it comes to housing and homelessness.

from Greater LA

In January, Orange County reported nearly 7,000 people living in shelters or on the street.

OC Line: What's behind the different homeless counts in OC?

In January, Orange County reported nearly 7,000 people living in shelters or on the street.

from Greater LA

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

24-hour homeless shelter to open in Ventura

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

from The 805

The homeless population of the city of LA grew by 16%, meaning more than 36,000 people are living on the streets or in their cars.

Short-term rentals contribute to housing and homelessness

The homeless population of the city of LA grew by 16%, meaning more than 36,000 people are living on the streets or in their cars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA released the numbers from its latest homeless count yesterday. It’s not pretty - there are almost 60,000 homeless people across the county.

Are some South Bay cities pushing homeless people into LA?

LA released the numbers from its latest homeless count yesterday. It’s not pretty - there are almost 60,000 homeless people across the county.

from Greater LA

LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year.

Homelessness up in LA, SF, and OC. What is the state doing about it?

LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority released this year's homeless count today. It shows a 12% increase in L.A.

Why isn't LA making more progress on solving homelessness?

The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority released this year's homeless count today. It shows a 12% increase in L.A.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Antonio Alvarez is helping his friend move everything she owns across the street. First he moves some blankets; a rug; some dog food.

‘They throw away your food. My god, we’re homeless people’

It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Antonio Alvarez is helping his friend move everything she owns across the street. First he moves some blankets; a rug; some dog food.

from Greater LA

Nearly 59,000 people are living on the streets or in vehicles.

Despite taxpayer spending, homelessness up 12% in LA County

Nearly 59,000 people are living on the streets or in vehicles.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has positioned himself as the “climate change candidate” in the crowded Democratic field.

How will presidential hopeful Jay Inslee tackle climate change and homelessness?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has positioned himself as the “climate change candidate” in the crowded Democratic field.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Clemente passed an ordinance last week prohibiting camping on public property.

OC Line: San Clemente plans to move homeless residents to a city lot

San Clemente passed an ordinance last week prohibiting camping on public property.

from Greater LA