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Job Training for Formerly Incarcerated, Homeless 600 541 CVillacorte

Job Training for Formerly Incarcerated, Homeless

After facing obstacles like drug addiction, being homeless or being in prison for over 30 years, a group of students gathered for a new chapter in their lives. On Thursday, they gathered for a graduation ceremony at East Los Angeles…

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LAHSA Update on the State of Homelessness 600 541 CVillacorte

LAHSA Update on the State of Homelessness

LAHSA shared the latest information about its life-saving mission to rehouse neighbors experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA Acting Co-Executive Directors Molly Rysman and Kristina Dixon, along with LAHSA’s Kim Barnette, presented the rehousing system’s 2021 performance data and…

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Report: 81,000 People Housed since mid-2017 600 541 CVillacorte

Report: 81,000 People Housed since mid-2017

The Homeless Initiative released its 23rd Quarterly Report, which found that Los Angeles County has placed 81,027 people in permanent housing and 109,183 people in interim housing since Measure H, became available to spend, or from July 2017 through March…

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Quarterly Report 23 612 792 CVillacorte

Quarterly Report 23

The Homeless Initiative’s Quarterly Report No. 23 provides data on the implementation of its strategies on homeless prevention, outreach, interim housing, permanent housing, and supportive services from July 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022, or the first three quarters of fiscal…

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Denise Didn’t Give Up 600 541 CVillacorte

Denise Didn’t Give Up

Denise, 53, is a mother of three and grandmother of eight. In 2020, she was unlawfully evicted and experienced homelessness for one year before reaching out to LA Family Housing, a Measure H-funded  homeless services provider. After some hesitation, Denise…

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Funding for 888 New Affordable Housing Units 600 541 CVillacorte

Funding for 888 New Affordable Housing Units

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved funding for 12 new affordable housing developments that will bring 888 units to special needs and low-income residents countywide. Since 1998, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has been responsible for…

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Poised for Jobs in the Homeless Services Industry 600 541 CVillacorte

Poised for Jobs in the Homeless Services Industry

Twenty-seven people recently became the fifth cohort to graduate from Careers for a Cause (C4C), an eight-week “earn and learn” program where participants are provided with paid training experience that will help them compete for jobs in the homeless services…

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Heading Off Homelessness Before It Starts 600 541 CVillacorte

Heading Off Homelessness Before It Starts

Excerpted from the Los Angeles Times: When her phone rang in February, Mashawn Cross was skeptical of the gentle voice offering help at the end of the line. “You said you do what? And you’re with who?” the 52-year-old recalled saying.…

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Battle Buddies 600 541 CVillacorte

Battle Buddies

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) released its inaugural annual report on the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN), a program that utilizes peer-to-peer engagement and grassroots partnerships to help the nation’s largest Veteran community. In 2021, VPAN…

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Prefab Housing in El Monte 600 541 CVillacorte

Prefab Housing in El Monte

An innovative housing project — three building complexes developed with prefabricated components, allowing them to be mass-produced quickly and inexpensively — has opened in El Monte. LifeArk El Monte is a 19-unit permanent supportive housing complex for individuals transitioning out…

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