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Sylmar armory women’s shelter property being purchased for $2.99 million, moves closer to construction 800 534 admin

Sylmar armory women’s shelter property being purchased for $2.99 million, moves closer to construction

A long-anticipated women’s homeless shelter at the U.S. National Guard armory in Sylmar could begin construction soon, with a $2.99 million purchase deal set to go through at the end of the month. The temporary housing facility also now has a name: The Arroyo. read more
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Rent control campaigns win and new report links high rents to increasing homelessness

The 2019 Homeless Count paints a dire picture of L.A.’s homelessness crisis, including a 12 percent increase in people living on the streets. Skyrocketing rents, evictions and flat wages are leading to homelessness for tens of thousands of people. Now, more than ever, we need permanent rent caps and eviction protections to keep a roof over every head. read more
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A two-for-one tenant bill now includes rent cap and eviction protections

One of the few remaining tenant protection measures still alive in the California Capitol became a two-for-one bill this weekend, after lawmakers amended rent cap legislation to include eviction restrictions. read more
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
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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
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
Editorial: California can’t solve its homelessness crisis without protecting renters 840 472 admin

Editorial: California can’t solve its homelessness crisis without protecting renters

Across California, cities and counties are reporting that homelessness — already at crisis levels in some communities — has only gotten worse. read more
Report: LA needs 516,946 affordable homes to meet demand 732 490 admin

Report: LA needs 516,946 affordable homes to meet demand

Los Angeles’s affordable housing crisis is well documented, but an annual report from the California Housing Partnership and the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing shines a harsh light on the severity of the matter. read more
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