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For more than a year, Arrengton Jackson slept in her car before she was able to move into a subsidized apartment in Harbor Gateway North. On the streets, sleep didn’t come easy, she said, as she braced for midnight knocks on her car window and other potential threats. Horace Lackey talks about not having to sleep in the cold thanks to new...

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $9 million in Measure H funding to be distributed to cities in an effort to promote community-centric solutions to homelessness. Supervisor Hilda Solis said cooperation among cities is key to solving the problem of homelessness. “Ensuring every woman, man, and child has a safe roof over their heads is a top priority,” Solis...

More than 7,400 homeless people in Los Angeles County have attained permanent housing thanks to Measure H, according to a report released Friday. About 7,448 people are in permanent housing since Measure H began in July 2017, according to numbers from the L.A. County Homeless Initiative. Of those, 2,200 got into permanent housing in the past three months. Another 13,524 people are in interim or bridge housing, which...

Los Angeles County is launching a new effort to get help to the tens of thousands of homeless people living in the area. Now, if you see someone on the street who needs help, but it's not an emergency, you can go online and put in an outreach request on the LA Homeless Outreach Portal, or LA HOP. The service is available only...

When someone spots a homeless person who needs help, there are many places to call: The police, a City Council office, a homeless services provider such as PATH, the L.A. City 311 line, or the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. What happens with each call could be different, depending on the resources the person fielding it happens to be networked with. Those...

A parking lot for Councilmember Mike Bonin’s field office at the West LA Civic Center will be turned into a safe parking site for homeless Angelenos living in their cars. The pilot program was endorsed last night by the West Los Angeles-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council, and could be launched within a few weeks. The lot will be operated by Safe Parking LA, a...

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to expand a pilot program to offer homeless people access to hygiene via mobile showers. The motion approved by the board will set aside up to $200,000 from Homeless Initiative funds to pay for the operation of one or more mobile shower trailers owned by the county’s Office of Emergency Management. The county’s...