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.
Jul. 18from 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.
Jul. 9from 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.
Jul. 9from 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.
Jul. 3from 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?
Jun. 26from 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.
Jun. 20from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
U.S. District Judge David O.
Jun. 17from 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.
Jun. 11from Members
For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.
Jun. 11from 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.
Jun. 11from Greater LA
In January, Orange County reported nearly 7,000 people living in shelters or on the street.
Jun. 10from Greater LA
After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.
Jun. 7from The 805
The homeless population of the city of LA grew by 16%, meaning more than 36,000 people are living on the streets or in their cars.
Jun. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
LA released the numbers from its latest homeless count yesterday. It’s not pretty - there are almost 60,000 homeless people across the county.
Jun. 5from Greater LA
LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year.
Jun. 5from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority released this year's homeless count today. It shows a 12% increase in L.A.
Jun. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Antonio Alvarez is helping his friend move everything she owns across the street. First he moves some blankets; a rug; some dog food.
Jun. 4from Greater LA
Nearly 59,000 people are living on the streets or in vehicles.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has positioned himself as the “climate change candidate” in the crowded Democratic field.
May. 31from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
San Clemente passed an ordinance last week prohibiting camping on public property.
May. 28from Greater LA