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LA County Declares State of Emergency on Homelessness 600 541 CVillacorte

LA County Declares State of Emergency on Homelessness

 The Board of Supervisors proclaimed a Local Emergency for Homelessness in the County of Los Angeles. The motion’s authors, Supervisors Lindsey Horvath and Kathryn Barger, said that “proclaiming a local emergency to address this critical crisis will provide the…

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Call for Volunteers on Homeless Count 600 541 CVillacorte

Call for Volunteers on Homeless Count

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced an array of updates on how it conducts the annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. For the 2023 Homeless Count, LAHSA is taking lessons learned from last year and the best practices…

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Former Foster Kids Find Home 600 541 CVillacorte

Former Foster Kids Find Home

Once he turned 21, foster youth Tysaiah Cooper was aging out of the system and in danger of losing housing. But thanks to a unique partnership between Los Angeles County, a nonprofit, and a philanthropic foundation, he and other vulnerable…

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Housing for Native Americans 600 541 CVillacorte

Housing for Native Americans

Spectrum News 1’s Lydia Pantazes recently visited a South Los Angeles apartment complex that became the first to be dedicated to Native Americans experiencing some kind of homelessness. Click here to watch the video. The United American Indian Involvement UAII…

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Federal Plan on Homelessness 600 541 CVillacorte

Federal Plan on Homelessness

The Biden-Harris administration released a federal plan for ending homelessness in America that starts with the ambitious goal of reducing homelessness 25% by 2025. All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness builds on the success of previous…

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Verna is a Survivor 600 541 CVillacorte

Verna is a Survivor

Verna lived in Skid Row for years after fleeing a violent marriage in Belize. With help from one of Los Angeles County’s nonprofit partners, HOPICS, she was able to receive housing, where is now thriving. She tells her story with…

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Herman is Home 600 541 CVillacorte

Herman is Home

Herman experienced homelessness for decades before being placed at a Measure H-funded permanent supportive housing unit operated by one of Los Angeles County’s nonprofit partners, PATH. He’s now in recovery and participates in a leadership program that encourages people to…

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Homekey Round 3 600 541 CVillacorte

Homekey Round 3

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD’s) Homekey Program provides funding to local public entities (and their co-applicants) to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and other buildings and convert them into interim…

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LA County and City Collaborate on Homelessness 600 541 CVillacorte

LA County and City Collaborate on Homelessness

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a proposal by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Kathryn Barger to support the City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Declaration on homelessness signed last week by Mayor Karen Bass and partner…

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Eric’s Path to Sobriety and Housing 600 541 CVillacorte

Eric’s Path to Sobriety and Housing

Eric cycled between living on the streets or behind bars over decades of struggling with substance use disorder. He finally became sober after participating in a Measure H-funded Recovery Bridge Housing program provided by the LA County Department of Public…

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