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February 2019

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From Jail To Top Chef

Eugene is a 36-year-old who grew up between Michigan and California, and in early adulthood attended Long Beach City College where he dreamed of becoming a chef. During that time, Eugene fell victim to substance use, which eventually led him…

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A Stable Home For William

William Arnold, Jr. II is a 34-year-old who became homeless in 2016 when he lost his job and was unable to pay his rent. To avoid eviction, William left his home and became homeless. He “couch surfed” with family and…

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Criminal Clearing Gives Rise To Peer Supporter

Kristopher is a 29-year-old diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, anxiety, and anger management issues. Kristopher also has misdemeanors and a violent felony on his record. To obtain employment, Kristopher needed help to expunge his criminal record. He…

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Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.’s homeless community

One idea is to assemble micro communities out of polymer panels. Another is to revive the iconic L.A. bungalow courtyard. A third is to convert two-car garages into studio apartments across suburbia. read more
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Thinking Outside the Box to Address Homelessness, L.A. County Awards $4.5M for Innovative Housing Solutions

Today, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative announced the winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Challenge, a call for proposals that has awarded $4.5 million in Measure H funding for game-changing creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for those experiencing…

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A fresh start from jail in-reach

The client is a 31year old Hispanic male, who had been homeless for 15 years with no social support. He had been in and out of Juvenile Hall as a youth and has multiple incarcerations as an adult and a…

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Single mom gains a new lease on life

Dorothy Cove is a single mother of three. She applied for CalWORKs after losing her job. Her kids had just been returned to her from foster care and she needed help. She had been living in a shelter in the…

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The Hernandez family embraces a new home

Elizabeth Hernandez is a single mother of four children. Not having a stable job affected her finances and ability to obtain daycare for her children, factors that put her at risk of being homeless. Elizabeth battles with stress and anxiety…

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Homeless Initiative awards $4.5 million for housing solutions

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative announced the winners Friday of the first Housing Innovation Challenge seeking scalable permanent housing solutions for homeless people. read more
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