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Santa Clarita is set to receive a piece of nearly $3.8 million in Measure H funding for homeless housing and its own homeless coordinator, thanks to a direct partnership between the city and Los Angeles County. In an effort to address homelessness locally, the city was recently awarded with $300,000 toward property acquisition for interim family housing and $75,000 for a...

Even in the affluent beach cities, the issue of homelessness is a growing concern. Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach were granted a total of $150,000 of Measure H funds by the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative Jan. 24, according to senior management analyst George Gabriel with the city of Manhattan Beach. The quarter-cent sales tax is projected to net $3.55...

On any given night, there are 52,765 people who fall asleep homeless in Los Angeles County either unsheltered on the street, or in a dedicated homeless shelter. But big numbers do very little to convey who the homeless individuals are. Each case of homelessness is unique to the person experiencing it, something largely lost when trying to talk about a social...

Every day, hundreds of people in Los Angeles County work homeless outreach — building relationships with homeless residents, and working with them individually to enroll in programs and services already available for help. It’s a major part of LA’s anti-homelessness efforts, but they can’t end homelessness on their own, as KPCC’s housing reporter Matt Tinoco reports. Click to listen to audio ...

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an ordinance to set new public health standards for the network of temporary housing providers offering 7,700 beds to homeless individuals countywide. Each of the 234 publicly funded facilities — out of an estimated 327 total — is already subject to a contract that sets out health and safety standards. But public...

A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success, some government leaders said Monday as they urged the public to volunteer for the upcoming homeless count. "Thanks to Measure H, we have collectively housed almost 10,000 men, women and children -- and that's just over the last...