Homelessness

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

from Greater LA

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

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

Mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso are making big promises on homelessness, but can they deliver? Outgoing Mayor Eric Garcetti says good luck.

How much power does LA’s next mayor have to solve homelessness?

Mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso are making big promises on homelessness, but can they deliver? Outgoing Mayor Eric Garcetti says good luck.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles Food Policy Council examines why 600,000 residents eligible for SNAP benefits have not accessed resources.

New report explores why eligible Angelenos aren’t applying for food assistance

Los Angeles Food Policy Council examines why 600,000 residents eligible for SNAP benefits have not accessed resources.

from Good Food

Marta Segura will create new early warning systems for heat waves throughout LA’s microclimates, and long-term strategies to reduce heat exposure, particularly for unhoused Angelenos.

LA’s chief heat officer wants to help unhoused Angelenos stay safe amid record temps

Marta Segura will create new early warning systems for heat waves throughout LA’s microclimates, and long-term strategies to reduce heat exposure, particularly for unhoused Angelenos.

from Greater LA

More than 66,000 people are unhoused in LA County. UCLA researchers are trying to predict who is most likely to become homeless, so officials can intervene before it happens.

Identifying who's likely to become homeless: Are run-ins with cops predictors?

More than 66,000 people are unhoused in LA County. UCLA researchers are trying to predict who is most likely to become homeless, so officials can intervene before it happens.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles voters have identified homelessness as the top issue in the election for LA’s next mayor.

Memorial Day special: LA mayoral candidates debate homelessness solutions

Los Angeles voters have identified homelessness as the top issue in the election for LA’s next mayor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

Homelessness solutions are brewing at this Long Beach coffee shop

A new coffee shop in Long Beach brings together community, coffee and job skills under one roof. The business aims to help house insecure families.

from Greater LA

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

Tiny home company cashes in on the homelessness crisis

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

Money talks in mayor’s race: Ad blitz pushes Bass and Caruso ahead

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

from KCRW Features

“CARE Court” aims to help Californians with mental health and addiction disorders, but civil liberty activists question its effectiveness and legality.

Can CARE Court curb CA’s homelessness and mental health crises?

“CARE Court” aims to help Californians with mental health and addiction disorders, but civil liberty activists question its effectiveness and legality.

from Greater LA

Thousands of people with mental health issues have been sent (by courts) to a program that diverts them away from jail and into supportive housing.

Funding dries up for program aimed at LA’s ‘sickest of the sick’

Thousands of people with mental health issues have been sent (by courts) to a program that diverts them away from jail and into supportive housing.

from Greater LA

LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

Rick Caruso: Use commercial, industrial areas to shelter unhoused

LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Community organizer Gina Viola says if she becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles, she would abolish the LAPD and invest in communities to reduce crime.

Raise minimum wage to $39 for all Angelenos to thrive: Gina Viola

Community organizer Gina Viola says if she becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles, she would abolish the LAPD and invest in communities to reduce crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her plan to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos, and why LA needs a nonviolent approach to alleviate crime.

Karen Bass wants nonviolent solutions to crime, homelessness

California Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her plan to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos, and why LA needs a nonviolent approach to alleviate crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

City officials in Malibu recently voted to explore setting up shelter beds for unhoused people outside city limits. Is that legal? And is it right?

Malibu wants to shelter its unhoused somewhere else. Can they do that?

City officials in Malibu recently voted to explore setting up shelter beds for unhoused people outside city limits. Is that legal? And is it right?

from Greater LA

Some LA transit officials are concerned that unhoused Angelenos aboard the county’s buses and trains are preventing ridership numbers from returning to pre-pandemic levels.

LA Metro finds itself as de facto homeless agency. How does this affect other riders?

Some LA transit officials are concerned that unhoused Angelenos aboard the county’s buses and trains are preventing ridership numbers from returning to pre-pandemic levels.

from Greater LA

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City…

Kevin de León: Solving LA homelessness isn’t just about building new units

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand