Homelessness

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

from Greater LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with us about his endorsements for presidential candidate Joe Biden and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom launched a week-long homelessness tour today.

California has a huge budget surplus, so why isn’t more money going toward homelessness?

Governor Gavin Newsom launched a week-long homelessness tour today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The wrangling over what to do about a sprawling homeless camp in Santa Rosa, Calif., highlights how hard it is to find answers for what is a growing crisis across California and much of the West.

Sprawling homeless camps — modern 'Hoovervilles' — vex California

The wrangling over what to do about a sprawling homeless camp in Santa Rosa, Calif., highlights how hard it is to find answers for what is a growing crisis across California and much of the West.

from NPR

Cities have tasked police and sanitation workers with dismantling homeless camps that they say pose a risk to health and safety. But that's meant some displaced people are losing needed medications.

Sweeps of homeless camps in California aggravate key health issues

Cities have tasked police and sanitation workers with dismantling homeless camps that they say pose a risk to health and safety. But that's meant some displaced people are losing needed medications.

from NPR

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

from Design and Architecture

The High Street homeless encampment in Oakland is a sprawling slum next to a Home Depot parking lot. There are tarps and tents as far as the eye can see.

Oakland homeless camp resembles a developing country's slum

The High Street homeless encampment in Oakland is a sprawling slum next to a Home Depot parking lot. There are tarps and tents as far as the eye can see.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

Orange County homelessness: Growing pains in creating emergency shelters and the search for long term solutions

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

from Greater LA

This morning the Supreme Court let stand (without comment) a lower court ruling that protects the right of homeless people to sleep on sidewalks or in parks.

Supreme Court lets stand a lower court’s ruling: Homeless people have a right to sleep outside

This morning the Supreme Court let stand (without comment) a lower court ruling that protects the right of homeless people to sleep on sidewalks or in parks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

Exit interview: Peter Lynn of the LA Homeless Services Authority

The executive director of LAHSA announced today that he'll leave the city-county agency at the end of this month. The departure is voluntary, he says.

from Greater LA

Los  Angeles has more people living on the streets than any other city.

Ways to help the homeless -- not just during the holidays

Los  Angeles has more people living on the streets than any other city.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The most recent count of Orange County’s homeless population is nearly 7000.

Santa Ana shoulders the brunt of OC’s homelessness

The most recent count of Orange County’s homeless population is nearly 7000.

from Greater LA

Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?

Homelessness in Berlin and Germany

Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?

from Studio Berlin

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…

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

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

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.

USC’s Trojan Shelter helps unhoused college students

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

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