Homelessness

P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.

2 men arrested after allegedly setting fire to a homeless encampment

Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics say that the ordinance infringes on civil rights. Councilwoman Rodriguez says it's necessary for everyone's safety.

LA's new fire enforcement ordinance lets cops remove homeless people from high risk areas

Critics say that the ordinance infringes on civil rights. Councilwoman Rodriguez says it's necessary for everyone's safety.

from KCRW Features

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead homelessness agency for the city and county of LA.

LA's lead homelessness authority falls short, says audit

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead homelessness agency for the city and county of LA.

from Greater LA

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

What it's like transitioning from homelessness to housing

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of LA is encouraging the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the backyards of Angelenos' homes.

Imagining LA full of backyard baby homes

The City of LA is encouraging the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the backyards of Angelenos' homes.

from Greater LA

Two weeks after city renewed strict rules around living in vehicles, impacts were felt on the streets.

Parking restrictions make it hard on some living in their cars

Two weeks after city renewed strict rules around living in vehicles, impacts were felt on the streets.

from Greater LA

People living in vehicles may not park overnight in residential neighborhoods, under restrictions reinstated Tuesday by the LA City Council.

LA reinstates controversial rules around vehicle dwelling

People living in vehicles may not park overnight in residential neighborhoods, under restrictions reinstated Tuesday by the LA City Council.

from Greater LA

In Orange County, the effort to get homeless people into shelters has been a back-and-forth about jurisdiction, what cities are allowed to do, and keeping residents happy.

OC Line: Settlement limits sheriff’s anti-camping enforcement

In Orange County, the effort to get homeless people into shelters has been a back-and-forth about jurisdiction, what cities are allowed to do, and keeping residents happy.

from Greater LA

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.

How do you solve the toughest cases of 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.

Presidential hopeful Julian Castro wants to solve homelessness by 2028

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