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May 2019

Editorial: California can’t solve its homelessness crisis without protecting renters 840 472 admin

Editorial: California can’t solve its homelessness crisis without protecting renters

Across California, cities and counties are reporting that homelessness — already at crisis levels in some communities — has only gotten worse. read more
Report: LA needs 516,946 affordable homes to meet demand 732 490 admin

Report: LA needs 516,946 affordable homes to meet demand

Los Angeles’s affordable housing crisis is well documented, but an annual report from the California Housing Partnership and the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing shines a harsh light on the severity of the matter. read more
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Claudia Finds Renewed Hope

Claudia B (age 27) lived in a vehicle for more than a year with her two sons due to a breakdown of her family support system. She was a walk-in to St. Joseph Center in December 2017 and assigned a…

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Foster Care Alumna On The Advanced Education Path

After aging out of foster care, Erika M. (age 25) had limited resources, family or social supports. Pathways Housing program provided a window of hope for Erika to evade the devastation of homelessness, especially as a transition age youth. She…

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Quarterly Report 13

Two years ago, the voters of Los Angeles County passed Measure H, the landmark sales tax. With that bold affirmation of public will and new resources, we have accelerated our critical work to improve the lives of homeless individual and…

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Homeless Initiative Press Conference (May 14, 2019)

L.A. County Makes $460 Million Investment in Fight Against Homelessness Year 3 Measure H Spending Plan Funds Expansion of Housing and Prevention 1024 681 admin

L.A. County Makes $460 Million Investment in Fight Against Homelessness Year 3 Measure H Spending Plan Funds Expansion of Housing and Prevention

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $460 million spending plan for FY 2019-20 to widen and intensify its fight against homelessness.  The five-member board unanimously adopted dozens of recommendations for the third-year budget of Measure…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to double spending on homelessness — to $1 billion 840 473 admin

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to double spending on homelessness — to $1 billion

Reporting from Sacramento — Insisting that a fiscally responsible state government can also aid those in need, Gov. Gavin Newsom sent California lawmakers a revised budget Thursday that builds on his efforts to address poverty and homelessness while forecasting the largest tax revenue windfall in state history. read more
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Benefits Program Incentivizes Landlords to Do Their Part for Homeless

WEST LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It was 2012 when Abraham Kohen first got into real estate, and even back then he noticed a disturbing trend. “It’s unfortunate that a lot of landlords don’t accept homeless veterans, homeless families in general,” said Kohen. Kohen was also apprehensive at first, but now, he is offering a second-floor unit to a homeless veteran in need. What changed is that three years ago, he found out about the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) and he took a chance on a homeless family. read more
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LA County Publishes Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, as a partner in the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, has published “Part of the Solution: YES to ADU,” an architectural design resource featuring concepts for ADUs developed by emerging and established leaders in design and architecture. read more
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