Homelessness

Heidi Marston is the new executive director of LAHSA.

from Greater LA

More than 66,000 people now live on the streets of LA County, a 13% rise year over year. The numbers are up for the fifth time in six years.

from Greater LA

New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to…

LA homelessness jumped 13%, before the pandemic hit

New numbers released Friday show that the city and county’s homeless population are still growing, even though Angelenos are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

LA County’s homeless population swells to 66,000, as growing number of people fall out of the housing market

Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s Anna Scott spent more than a year with Christine Curtiss as she tried to find housing. Scott tried to learn why it’s so challenging to solve LA’s homelessness problem.

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: A shelter to call home, for now

KCRW’s Anna Scott spent more than a year with Christine Curtiss as she tried to find housing. Scott tried to learn why it’s so challenging to solve LA’s homelessness problem.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW reporter Anna Scott started following Christine Curtiss more than a year ago — to get a better sense of why LA’s homelessness problem is so difficult to solve.   
  In part three…

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: Mayor Garcetti gives advice on a rainy day

KCRW reporter Anna Scott started following Christine Curtiss more than a year ago — to get a better sense of why LA’s homelessness problem is so difficult to solve.  In part three…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Anna speaks with Liam Dillon of the LA Times and Matt Levin of CalMatters, who co-host the podcast "Gimme Shelter," about homelessness amid the pandemic, projections for the future and…

A Conversation With “Gimme Shelter”

Anna speaks with Liam Dillon of the LA Times and Matt Levin of CalMatters, who co-host the podcast "Gimme Shelter," about homelessness amid the pandemic, projections for the future and…

from Samaritans

KCRW reporter Anna Scott has spent the past year following one woman, Christine Curtiss, through LA’s homeless services system, and getting to know the neighbors who ended up changing…

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: a shower and clean clothes

KCRW reporter Anna Scott has spent the past year following one woman, Christine Curtiss, through LA’s homeless services system, and getting to know the neighbors who ended up changing…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The results of Los Angeles County’s annual homeless count are expected soon.

KCRW’s ‘Samaritans’: Meet Christine Curtiss, who’s lived on the streets for years

The results of Los Angeles County’s annual homeless count are expected soon.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the final episode of Samaritans, Christine moves into a new women’s shelter. But her future is still uncertain.

Homecoming

In the final episode of Samaritans, Christine moves into a new women’s shelter. But her future is still uncertain.

from Samaritans

In the third episode of Samaritans: For the first time in more than seven years, Christine sleeps indoors, in a bed with a roof over her head. But her new situation doesn’t last long.

'Back and Forth'

In the third episode of Samaritans: For the first time in more than seven years, Christine sleeps indoors, in a bed with a roof over her head. But her new situation doesn’t last long.

from Samaritans

In the second episode of Samaritans, Christine comes face-to-face with the life or death consequences of living outdoors.

'That Is The System'

In the second episode of Samaritans, Christine comes face-to-face with the life or death consequences of living outdoors.

from Samaritans

In the first episode of Samaritans, we meet Christine Curtiss, an unhoused woman that KCRW reporter Anna Scott followed for a year.

'It’ll Get Done When It Gets Done'

In the first episode of Samaritans, we meet Christine Curtiss, an unhoused woman that KCRW reporter Anna Scott followed for a year.

from Samaritans

Los Angeles County is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to combat homelessness. But the problem is getting worse. Why?

Samaritans: Helping Christine Find a Home

Los Angeles County is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to combat homelessness. But the problem is getting worse. Why?

from Samaritans

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

LA officials can't agree on how to shelter homeless people living near freeways

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Susan Partovi was an early practitioner of “street medicine.”

Doctor uses ‘street medicine’ to care for Skid Row residents during coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Susan Partovi was an early practitioner of “street medicine.”

from Greater LA

Founded in 1891, the Union Rescue Mission is Skid Row’s oldest shelter.

‘Playing chess with a genius monster.’ Union Rescue Mission’s Andy Bales on the fight against COVID-19 on Skid Row

Founded in 1891, the Union Rescue Mission is Skid Row’s oldest shelter.

from Greater LA

There are fears that COVID-19 could spread easily in homeless encampments.

Activists demand more action as Project Roomkey starts placing homeless people in hotels

There are fears that COVID-19 could spread easily in homeless encampments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last month, Governor Newsom launched    Project Roomkey   , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…

LA wants to provide hotel rooms for 15,000 unhoused people during COVID-19

Last month, Governor Newsom launched Project Roomkey , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…

from Greater LA

An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.

Skid Row gets its first confirmed COVID-19 case, residents worry about contagion

An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.

from Greater LA