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June 2019

California leaders strike deal to give cities and counties hundreds of millions to fight homelessness 744 501 admin

California leaders strike deal to give cities and counties hundreds of millions to fight homelessness

Reporting from Sacramento — As California contends with dramatic increases in its homeless population, state lawmakers could vote as early as Monday on a plan to send hundreds of millions of dollars to local governments to help address the problem alongside a series of proposals to cajole cities and counties to allow more housing development. read more
On the Front Lines: How ‘Street Medicine’ Is Helping the Homeless Get Better 1024 572 admin

On the Front Lines: How ‘Street Medicine’ Is Helping the Homeless Get Better

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Twice a week, Negeen Farmand, a physician assistant at the Saban Community Clinic in Hollywood, grabs her backpack and heads out to her other office — a homeless encampment just off the 101 freeway. “It kind of makes sense for us to go out and meet them where they’re at, versus waiting for them to come to us which may or may not happen,” Farmand told Spectrum News 1. read more
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Supervisors approve measures to protect housing aid recipients

Los Angeles is taking steps to improve the County’s severe housing crisis. The “Source of Income Protection” ordinance was approved by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting. The new chapter prohibits landowners from discriminating against potential renters based on their income or housing assistance needs of any kind, such as Section 8 vouchers, federally-funded rental assistance programs, and the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool. read more
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L.A. County expands investment in combating homelessness

Results of the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count showed that despite record-setting progress and unprecedented investment, more work needs to be done at all levels of government to combat the economic factors driving more people into homelessness.

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Editorial: Three things you think you ‘know’ about homelessness in L.A. that aren’t true 746 419 admin

Editorial: Three things you think you ‘know’ about homelessness in L.A. that aren’t true

To our dismay, we in Los Angeles have become increasingly familiar with homelessness. But some of the things we “know” about the phenomenon are simply untrue. Dealing with the problem requires knowing the facts and dismissing the myths. read more
Veteran Homelessness Has Barely Budged In LA. Here’s Why That’s A Win 730 487 admin

Veteran Homelessness Has Barely Budged In LA. Here’s Why That’s A Win

On Tuesday, the county released the bleak results of its annual count of homeless people in Los Angeles. read more
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