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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...

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...