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Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to double spending on homelessness — to $1 billion 840 473 admin

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to double spending on homelessness — to $1 billion

Reporting from Sacramento — Insisting that a fiscally responsible state government can also aid those in need, Gov. Gavin Newsom sent California lawmakers a revised budget Thursday that builds on his efforts to address poverty and homelessness while forecasting the largest tax revenue windfall in state history. read more
Benefits Program Incentivizes Landlords to Do Their Part for Homeless 1024 568 admin

Benefits Program Incentivizes Landlords to Do Their Part for Homeless

WEST LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It was 2012 when Abraham Kohen first got into real estate, and even back then he noticed a disturbing trend. “It’s unfortunate that a lot of landlords don’t accept homeless veterans, homeless families in general,” said Kohen. Kohen was also apprehensive at first, but now, he is offering a second-floor unit to a homeless veteran in need. What changed is that three years ago, he found out about the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) and he took a chance on a homeless family. read more
LA County Publishes Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing 556 278 admin

LA County Publishes Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, as a partner in the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, has published “Part of the Solution: YES to ADU,” an architectural design resource featuring concepts for ADUs developed by emerging and established leaders in design and architecture. read more
This New USC Study Says LA Isn’t the Least Affordable Rental Market in the U.S., But It’s Close 659 367 admin

This New USC Study Says LA Isn’t the Least Affordable Rental Market in the U.S., But It’s Close

Los Angeles is the fourth least affordable rental market in the nation, according to a USC study released Tuesday. The USC Price School of Public Policy used a new method to assess the rental markets by measuring the growing mismatch between rising rents and incomes. The results can distinguish metropolitan areas more accurately over time, according to the school. read more
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Proposal to cap rent hikes statewide moves forward

With almost unanimous support from the housing committee, a proposal to place a limit on rent hikes statewide is advancing in the California Assembly. read more
Editorial: Keep tenant protections front and center of California’s housing debate 840 473 admin

Editorial: Keep tenant protections front and center of California’s housing debate

It looks like 2019 could be the year California lawmakers finally pass sweeping changes designed to make it significantly easier to build much more badly needed housing. But if California officials are serious about easing the pain of the state’s…

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Editorial: L.A. renters deserve a ‘right to counsel’ for evictions 840 472 admin

Editorial: L.A. renters deserve a ‘right to counsel’ for evictions

Here’s one way to help ease Los Angeles’ homeless crisis: Give poor, vulnerable tenants lawyers to help them fight unjust evictions. Why? Because it’s often easier, cheaper and more humane to help people stay in their homes than it is to get them back on their feet after they have become homeless. read more
LA officials are housing more homeless people than ever before, but how? 1024 576 admin

LA officials are housing more homeless people than ever before, but how?

Relly Brown’s ground-floor apartment near MacArthur Park still resembles the hotel room it once was: four walls, no kitchen and a mattress that takes up half the floor. A shade is drawn over the only window, keeping it dim and reasonably cool on a warm spring afternoon. read more
Aiming to Help Homeless, UCLA Residents Practice ‘Street Psychiatry’ 1024 683 admin

Aiming to Help Homeless, UCLA Residents Practice ‘Street Psychiatry’

A growing number of psychiatry residents at UCLA are training to help thousands of people in Los Angeles who are homeless and suffer from mental illness. read more
County Approves Employment Innovations to Link Homeless Individuals to Jobs 740 400 admin

County Approves Employment Innovations to Link Homeless Individuals to Jobs

To help improve access to jobs and provide a way out of homelessness, the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl that directs the Chief Executive Office to work with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to administer a Homeless Employment Innovation Fund. read more
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