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Homelessness in Los Angeles County is a result of ‘racism in America,’ report says 767 575 admin

Homelessness in Los Angeles County is a result of ‘racism in America,’ report says

In a report that treats Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis as a symptom of racism, city and county officials this week pointed to the high number of black people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and the need to address the disparity in order to address the crisis. read more
High rents create a new class of hidden homeless in Los Angeles 612 333 admin

High rents create a new class of hidden homeless in Los Angeles

Kevin Recinos works full-time helping the homeless in Los Angeles as a Life Skills Coordinator, but when his rent increased by $200 per month, he himself became homeless. Now, he’s one of the estimated 9,000 newly homeless in Los Angeles living out of their car. read more
LA homeless advocates have a new tech tool for affordable housing 1024 569 admin

LA homeless advocates have a new tech tool for affordable housing

If you need a ride somewhere, Uber or Lyft will match you up with a car and a driver, and off you go. If you’re a landlord renting a house, you post it on Zillow and renters can find you. Tech has made it really easy for most of us to get matched up with what we need with just a few clicks. read more
Priced out: L.A.’s hidden homeless 1021 570 admin

Priced out: L.A.’s hidden homeless

Los Angeles is in the midst of the worst homeless crisis the city has ever seen, driven by rising rents, stagnant wages and an affordable housing shortage. CBSN Originals’ Adam Yamaguchi meets a single mother living in her car with her teenage daughter, just one example of L.A.’s hidden homeless population that is steadily growing as longtime residents are priced out of their homes — with nowhere else to go. read more
Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.’s homeless community 800 450 admin

Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.’s homeless community

One idea is to assemble micro communities out of polymer panels. Another is to revive the iconic L.A. bungalow courtyard. A third is to convert two-car garages into studio apartments across suburbia. read more
Homeless Initiative awards $4.5 million for housing solutions 978 459 admin

Homeless Initiative awards $4.5 million for housing solutions

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative announced the winners Friday of the first Housing Innovation Challenge seeking scalable permanent housing solutions for homeless people. read more
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LA Daily News: LA County homeless count was something these Valley volunteers could not ignore 861 575 admin

LA Daily News: LA County homeless count was something these Valley volunteers could not ignore

Thousands of people across Los Angeles County took to the streets this week, but it was not to march in support of a political cause. Instead they were volunteering in the homeless count, a now annual reminder of a pressing…

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WeHoVille: West Hollywood Receives $300,000 to Study Sites for Homeless Housing 600 294 admin

WeHoVille: West Hollywood Receives $300,000 to Study Sites for Homeless Housing

The City of West Hollywood is the recipient of $300,000 in Measure H funding for a study of city-owned and alternative sites for bridge and permanent housing. That is part of an award of more than $3.8 million announced by…

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Sheriff Deputy looks on as service providers assist a person experiencing homelessness.
The Signal: Santa Clarita awarded $375k for homeless programs 990 718 admin

The Signal: Santa Clarita awarded $375k for homeless programs

Santa Clarita is set to receive a piece of nearly $3.8 million in Measure H funding for homeless housing and its own homeless coordinator, thanks to a direct partnership between the city and Los Angeles County. In an effort to…

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George Gabriel, senior managment analyst for the city of Manhattan Beach, Lt. Jason Knickerbocker of the Manhattan Beach Police Department and Nico De Anda Scaia, assistant city manager in Hermosa Beach, spoke at the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities "Homeless in the South Bay: Issues and Answers" presentation Monday at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater.
The Beach Reporter: Beach cities granted $150,000 of Measure H funds to combat homelessness in the region 1024 665 admin

The Beach Reporter: Beach cities granted $150,000 of Measure H funds to combat homelessness in the region

Even in the affluent beach cities, the issue of homelessness is a growing concern. Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach were granted a total of $150,000 of Measure H funds by the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative Jan. 24,…

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