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January 2019

A home for Kamesha and her son 1024 512 admin

A home for Kamesha and her son

Kamesha Christopher had been homeless for 2 years. She is a 45-year old single mother with an 11-year old son. Kamesha lost her job one day and with no safety net, she could no longer afford to pay rent. Luckily,…

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Homeless Count volunteers walk a tract in LA County.
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LA Daily News: LA County homeless count was something these Valley volunteers could not ignore

Thousands of people across Los Angeles County took to the streets this week, but it was not to march in support of a political cause. Instead they were volunteering in the homeless count, a now annual reminder of a pressing…

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WeHoVille: West Hollywood Receives $300,000 to Study Sites for Homeless Housing

The City of West Hollywood is the recipient of $300,000 in Measure H funding for a study of city-owned and alternative sites for bridge and permanent housing. That is part of an award of more than $3.8 million announced by…

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Sheriff Deputy looks on as service providers assist a person experiencing homelessness.
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The Signal: Santa Clarita awarded $375k for homeless programs

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…

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George Gabriel, senior managment analyst for the city of Manhattan Beach, Lt. Jason Knickerbocker of the Manhattan Beach Police Department and Nico De Anda Scaia, assistant city manager in Hermosa Beach, spoke at the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities "Homeless in the South Bay: Issues and Answers" presentation Monday at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater.
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The Beach Reporter: Beach cities granted $150,000 of Measure H funds to combat homelessness in the region

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,…

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Once homeless, now they help make sure that others count

Priscilla and Ryan Coughran and their young family were homeless three years ago. The life-changing experience that inspired them to volunteer for the 2019 homeless count to help their homeless neighbors get the same second chance and share an important…

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Clearing histories for better futures

A mobile expungement program run by the Public Defender and funded by Measure H brings a legal clinic on wheels to communities across the County. For those experiencing homelessness, a one-stop chance to clear infractions that can be barriers to…

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L.A. County Makes Increased Investment in Partnership with Cities in Fight Against Homelessness

Building on their regional approach to tackling homelessness, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced the award of more than $3.8 million in Measure H funding to bolster the work of cities in…

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Once homeless, this Army veteran has a message: Don’t be afraid to ask for help 906 483 admin

Once homeless, this Army veteran has a message: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Veteran homelessness decreased 19% in L.A. County last year, thanks to Measure H-funded services and housing programs like the one that helped Army veteran Calvin Alford into a home of his own.

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A home of their own, with a little help from Measure H 906 483 admin

A home of their own, with a little help from Measure H

Meet Kamesha and Joshua, now living and thriving in a home of their own in Lakewood. They’re among the 9,635 formerly homeless families and individuals who have moved into permanent housing, thanks to Measure H.

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