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LA County Prepares to Intensify and Refocus its Fight Against Homelessness as Board of Supervisors Approves $532.6M Spending Plan for FY 2022-23 600 541 CVillacorte

LA County Prepares to Intensify and Refocus its Fight Against Homelessness as Board of Supervisors Approves $532.6M Spending Plan for FY 2022-23

As Los Angeles County prepares to intensify and refocus its efforts to fight homelessness, the Board of Supervisors approved a $532.6-million spending plan that significantly expands permanent and interim housing solutions and increases funding for local cities in the coming…

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Exploring Ways to Support Faith Communities’ Homeless Services 600 541 CVillacorte

Exploring Ways to Support Faith Communities’ Homeless Services

Faith-Based Organizations have a time-honored tradition of service to people in need, providing compassion, charitable donations, safe haven, and more, in the practice of their beliefs. Since its inception, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative has been seeking to work…

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A new skid row facility where homeless women can try ‘to get whole and heal’ 600 541 CVillacorte

A new skid row facility where homeless women can try ‘to get whole and heal’

Before she ended up in the hospital, “I felt like I was invincible,” said Jillian, 58, who suffered liver failure. “But I was not.” Alcohol had derailed her life. She had trouble holding down a job and had strained ties…

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An Oasis in Skid Row 600 541 admin

An Oasis in Skid Row

A first-of-its-kind recuperative care center and interim housing for women experiencing homelessness has opened in Skid Row. Called The Oasis, it’s a 40-bed facility designed to help women heal from illness or injury while waiting placement into permanent housing. The Oasis…

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Los Angeles County’s Latest Homekey Grant Awards 600 541 CVillacorte

Los Angeles County’s Latest Homekey Grant Awards

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the latest in a series of awards to local governments for Homekey, California’s nation-leading program confronting the homelessness crisis by rapidly creating housing by purchasing hotels, motels, and other buildings. With these projects, the program has…

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Homeless women find their ‘ray of sunshine’ in facility offering care, healing 600 541 CVillacorte

Homeless women find their ‘ray of sunshine’ in facility offering care, healing

The Oasis is a first of its kind “recuperative care” center, exclusively for homeless women on Skid Row. It’s a 40-bed facility designed to help women heal from the trauma of the streets while waiting for placement in permanent housing.…

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A Call to Create More Homeless Courts 600 541 CVillacorte

A Call to Create More Homeless Courts

A California lawmaker is calling for the creation of a homeless courts pilot program modeled after one in Los Angeles County. More details in in this article on CalMatters and LAist.  

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Metro Breaks Ground Affordable Housing in East Hollywood 600 541 CVillacorte

Metro Breaks Ground Affordable Housing in East Hollywood

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and its partner, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) celebrated the groundbreaking for the Santa Monica Vermont Apartments in East Hollywood. The project’s 187-units will be affordable for low income households, with half…

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A New Framework for Homeless Initiative Strategies 600 541 admin

A New Framework for Homeless Initiative Strategies

Los Angeles County has housed about 80,000 people experiencing homelessness over the last five years – about 1.5 times the capacity of Dodger Stadium – and provided many more with shelter and services to help them get back on their…

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A New Approach to Tackling Homelessness 600 541 admin

A New Approach to Tackling Homelessness

In an effort to improve Los Angeles County’s ability to effectively battle the homeless crisis gripping the region, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis to revamp how the County governs its…

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