Homelessness

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter issued an order last week: The city of LA must offer shelters to people living on the streets of Skid Row by October 18.

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A parking lot has been turned into a homeless encampment that offers 24-hour security and free meals.

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In Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people live on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters.

Creating tiny homes for unhoused Angelenos: Moral, financial and aesthetic questions

In Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people live on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters.

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A federal judge has ordered the city and county of Los Angeles to offer shelters for people on Skid Row by October 18.

LA must offer shelters to Skid Row residents by October, says federal judge. Can it be done?

A federal judge has ordered the city and county of Los Angeles to offer shelters for people on Skid Row by October 18.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges $1 billion to fight LA homelessness. Will it be enough?

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

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KCRW talks to three people who were displaced from the lake.

Echo Park Lake: Tall fences and no more homeless camps. Where are the former residents now?

KCRW talks to three people who were displaced from the lake.

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KCRW ran a four-part series called “Samaritans” last year, in which reporter Anna Scott followed Christine Curtiss, who had been living on the streets in Mid City for about eight…

Christine Curtiss lived on LA’s streets for years. Now she has her own apartment

KCRW ran a four-part series called “Samaritans” last year, in which reporter Anna Scott followed Christine Curtiss, who had been living on the streets in Mid City for about eight…

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Almost one year after we last heard from Christine Curtiss, a promise of permanent housing has come through. What does the end of the rainbow look like?

An Update

Almost one year after we last heard from Christine Curtiss, a promise of permanent housing has come through. What does the end of the rainbow look like?

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Affordable housing has long been an issue across California, and in Orange County cities where the working class live, such as Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, prices keep rising.

The fight over affordable housing between some Orange County cities and the state of California

Affordable housing has long been an issue across California, and in Orange County cities where the working class live, such as Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, prices keep rising.

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One of the largest homeless encampments in the city is in the process of being dismantled. It’s located in Echo Park, along the banks of the lake there.

LA officials clash with protestors over unhoused encampments at Echo Park Lake

One of the largest homeless encampments in the city is in the process of being dismantled. It’s located in Echo Park, along the banks of the lake there.

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Zocalo Public Square commentator Joe Mathews says that while much of California has prospered in recent decades, Los Angeles has floundered.

Los Angeles is a leader in poverty and inequity, and it’s dragging the rest of the state down

Zocalo Public Square commentator Joe Mathews says that while much of California has prospered in recent decades, Los Angeles has floundered.

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The city of LA is expected to shut down Echo Park Lake, put up a fence, and move out all the unhoused people living there this week.

Closing Echo Park Lake for repairs means displacing unhoused people there. Angelenos protest the plan

The city of LA is expected to shut down Echo Park Lake, put up a fence, and move out all the unhoused people living there this week.

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Jodie Dolan says in the last year, Laundry Truck LA not only focused on free laundry services, but made PPE plus comfortable (and functional) medical scrubs.

Laundry Truck LA continues providing free laundry services for unhoused Angelenos, a year into pandemic

Jodie Dolan says in the last year, Laundry Truck LA not only focused on free laundry services, but made PPE plus comfortable (and functional) medical scrubs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why is affordable housing so expensive to build in Los Angeles? It’s all about the money — where it comes from and how long it takes to get it.

LA affordable housing developer saves time and money on project for formerly homeless tenants

Why is affordable housing so expensive to build in Los Angeles? It’s all about the money — where it comes from and how long it takes to get it.

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Across LA, many offices, industrial warehouses, and strip mall units have been sitting empty as people are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One woman’s quest to put unhoused neighbors into South LA’s empty buildings

Across LA, many offices, industrial warehouses, and strip mall units have been sitting empty as people are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Billions of dollars and good intentions have not been enough to solve California’s homelessness crisis. But some communities are faring better than others.

Lake Tahoe and Lake Elsinore: rare success stories in helping unhoused residents

Billions of dollars and good intentions have not been enough to solve California’s homelessness crisis. But some communities are faring better than others.

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Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

LA City Council approves redirecting $88.8 million of LAPD funds to address homelessness and poverty

Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

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One year ago, hotelier Rachel Gerstein was preparing for a busy season ahead.

City and County of LA look to expand Project Roomkey again

One year ago, hotelier Rachel Gerstein was preparing for a busy season ahead.

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Northridge’s long-time Skateland roller rink will reopen as a homeless shelter by November 2021, if all goes according to plan.

Northridge’s Skateland is about to become a homeless shelter. Some residents are upset

Northridge’s long-time Skateland roller rink will reopen as a homeless shelter by November 2021, if all goes according to plan.

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In recent weeks, coronavirus infections have surged among LA’s homeless population. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling outbreaks.

‘In our 130-year history, we’ve never faced anything like this.’ COVID hits homeless shelters

In recent weeks, coronavirus infections have surged among LA’s homeless population. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling outbreaks.

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