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August 2018

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Christine Knowles’ journey

After Christine Knowles’ mother passed away, her sister took over the estate, changed her lease agreement, and ultimately displaced her from her home. Being involved in an Unlawful Detainer court action hurt Christine’s finances, her credit, and ultimately her spirit…

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Calvin Alford: a vet who sought help

Calvin Alford is an Army Veteran from the 11th Bravo Infantry. His experience with homelessness began in December 2017 due to an unfortunate chain of events while living with family members. While homeless, he lived in the Los Angeles, Lancaster…

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Arwatha Whitfield finds her way home

Arwatha Whitfield had successfully maintained her rental unit for over 20 years until one summer her nieces came to stay with her and did not leave! She did not want to kick her family out to the streets, but eventually…

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What every first-time landlord needs to know

Homeowners can play an important role in moving people off the street and into a stable place to live. Have you thought about renting out a room in your house, your backyard house, granny flat, in-law apartment or Accessory Dwelling…

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Cleaning up for a better future

Volunteers from all around L.A. County are coming together to help make a difference. The 29th Annual Great LA River Cleanup takes over a three week span at nine site locations. The trash pick up goes along the 51 mile…

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Help wanted on the front lines of homeless outreach

After experiencing homelessness and receiving help from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Johnny Smith is safely housed and hoping to pay it forward. Smith was one of 150 applicants to attend LAHSA’s first job fair of 2018. The agency…

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County invests to grow affordable housing stock

An unprecedented series of investments by Los Angeles County is helping to boost the supply of affordable housing. As high rents place many at risk of homelessness, these developments mean housing and hope for thousands of people. Learn more in…

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Hackers get creative on homelessness

Hack for LA recently brought coders, developers, engineers and leaders from different sectors together as part of a National Day of Civic Hacking. The focus of the event was on homelessness and how the community could work together to develop…

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Quarterly Report 10: Sustained focus and collaboration

The Homeless Initiative’s 10th quarterly report includes 12 months of Measure H outcomes and shows that we are making significant progress across the full scope of the County’s commitment to combat and prevent homelessness. Through this unprecedented movement, thousands of…

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Stephany Rises

Stephany faced several barriers to employment, including being chronic homelessness. She was referred to Chrysalis Staffing Agency in October 2017 and enrolled into the LA-RISE program. She was initially hired temporarily as an E-Commerce Associate at Goodwill, but in March…

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