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January 2022

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Help for Families

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has been awarded $1.2 million in renewal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to continue the operation of its Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Nationwide, Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) competed…

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A New House for 1-year Old Josie

Karen Torres, 24, and Pedro Guerrero, 23, separated after losing their home, and Karen began living in her car with their then 1-year-old daughter, Josie. A woman saw them in the car and referred them to the Alliance for Children’s…

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From Homeless to Housed: Shasha’s Story 240 277 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Shasha’s Story

After serving three years and eight months in prison, Shasha Martinez,38, was released into Vinewood, a court-ordered housing facility, that immediately helped her enroll in Goodwill’s Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASO) program. Within 10 days, she had obtained a subsidized temp…

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From Homeless to Housed: Wesley’s Story

In Wesley K’s own words: “It all started with my new rock bottom, which was getting kicked out of my parent’s house, overdosing, and getting arrested – all in the same week.” He sought inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder…

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From Homeless to Housed: Lacheryl’s Story 242 279 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Lacheryl’s Story

Lacheryl Mitchell, 56, lost her home after her longtime partner deceived her into thinking that rent was being paid. She found out the truth when the eviction notice came. While living in her car, she lost her 18-year old daughter…

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From Homeless to Housed: David’s Story 228 289 admin

From Homeless to Housed: David’s Story

David Gendreau, 44, ended up couch surfing after losing his job. Through CEO Social Enterprise, he was able to get subsidized employment as part of a Caltrans cleanup crew. At the same time, the LA:RISE program at America’s Job Center…

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From Homeless to Housed: Yasmin’s Story 217 250 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Yasmin’s Story

When her mother became gravely ill and unable to work, Yasmin Velez,18, dropped out of high school to support her family. Through the LA:RISE program, she obtained a job at the Los Angeles Conservation Corps as well as food and…

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Kristen is Guided Towards Employment and Permanent Housing

Kristen Byles, 24, and the mother of a 5-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy, became homeless after her father and stepmother moved out of state. When she could no longer remain with her boyfriend and his family, she stayed in hotels,…

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