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Veteran Steps Up in Support 600 541 admin

Veteran Steps Up in Support After serving three tours of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army, Alberto, 37, returned home only to battle homelessness for nearly 10 years. He had found it extremely difficult to navigate civilian life, resources, and benefits but said…

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A recently housed family sits on the porch of their new home.
Family Gets New Home After House Fire 600 541 admin

Family Gets New Home After House Fire

Paula, a 55-year-old Native American single mother, and her three children, lost their home in a fire caused by a faulty outlet earlier this year. She had become unemployed shortly before the fire, and homelessness took a toll on the…

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Yvette gives a thumbs up with her case worker.
Making Her Way in the World Again 600 541 admin

Making Her Way in the World Again

After losing her job of 28 years at the VA Long Beach, Yvette, 62, lived in her car and in shelters in Santa Ana, Bell, and Whittier for about 10 years. After being hospitalized in Whittier and later Compton, she…

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Christopher holds up a motivational sign in his new apartment.
Christopher Stays Positive 600 541 admin

Christopher Stays Positive

Christopher, 48, moved in with his mother and sister in 2017 after serving time in prison. Unfortunately, his sister passed away a few months later. As Christopher and his mother were not on his sister’s lease, they became homeless. Without…

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Victor holds up his house keys in his new apartment.
Victor is at Home and at Peace 600 541 admin

Victor is at Home and at Peace

Victor, 55, was on the verge of falling into homelessness. He was living in a converted garage that wasn’t suitable as a home, and his landlord wanted a year of back rent and a long-term lease. The DHS Housing for…

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Maria smiles at the camera in her new room at Homekey: Avenida.
Hope at Homekey: Avenida 600 541 admin

Hope at Homekey: Avenida

Maria Esparza couldn’t believe her eyes when she first saw her new apartment at Avenida, Los Angeles County’s latest Homekey permanent supportive housing project in the Koreatown/Rampart Village area. “What I’ve learned over the time I was in Skid Row…

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Homekey 3.0: Baldwin Park Hotel Becomes Housing 600 541 admin

Homekey 3.0: Baldwin Park Hotel Becomes Housing

Los Angeles County is partnering with the Weingart Center Association to repurpose a Baldwin Park hotel into 107 studio apartments for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, thanks to a new round of Homekey 3.0 grants announced by the…

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Berit smiles for the camera.
A Mother Overcomes Tragedy 600 541 admin

A Mother Overcomes Tragedy

Berit, 41, spiraled into addiction after the traumatic death of a child in the early 2000s, and experienced chronic homelessness. She went into Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS)’ Royal Palms residential substance use disorder treatment facility and later its Sabina…

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An Oasis in Skid Row 600 450 admin

An Oasis in Skid Row

A first-of-its-kind recuperative care center and interim housing for women experiencing homelessness has opened in Skid Row. Called The Oasis, it’s a 40-bed facility designed to help women heal from illness or injury while waiting placement into permanent housing. The Oasis…

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Homeless Initiative Unveils $556.4M Spending Plan 1024 850 admin

Homeless Initiative Unveils $556.4M Spending Plan

As part of its continuing budget process, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative released a preliminary draft spending plan of $556.4 million for fiscal year 2022-2023. The amount represents a 5.5% increase over the $527.1 million approved for the current…

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