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Implementing the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

With voters poised to approve Measure H, Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas moved to streamline the Los Angeles County bureaucracy to make efficient use of the incoming funds to end the crisis of homelessness. He filed a read-in motion,…

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Prevention helps those “one bad week away” from homelessness

The family had lived in their El Sereno home for 25 years when they were told they’d have to move. The building had been sold. The new owner wanted them out, and planned to triple the rent. “We were in…

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The Help Desk: Homelessness and the L.A. County Libraries

Librarians across Los Angeles County—from Agoura Hills to Willowbrook—increasingly are on the front lines of the region’s homelessness crisis, confronting a challenge as complex as anything in the reference stacks. As key partners in the County’s groundbreaking Homeless Initiative, they…

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L.A. County steps up efforts to eradicate homelessness

Ethnically diverse advocates detailed their efforts to eradicate homelessness during New America Media’s forum at Skid Row Housing Trust’s Apartments on Feb. 3. Panelists hailed from African-American, Chinese, Latino and Korean backgrounds. The briefing focused on how L.A. County is…

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A movement mobilizes

About 500 people, including elected officials, nonprofit leaders and concerned activists, turned out for the county’s first annual Homeless Initiative Conference. Here are some highlights from a day dedicated to mobilizing and strategizing about ways to solve Los Angeles County’s…

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County voters to decide on quarter-cent sales tax for homelessness programs

When Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly approved a bond measure in November to build apartments for the chronically homeless, long-frustrated advocates hailed the victory as a watershed in their efforts to provide permanent homes for thousands of people living on the…

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L.A. County steps up efforts to eradicate homelessness

Ethnically diverse advocates detailed their efforts to eradicate homelessness during New America Media’s forum at Skid Row Housing Trust’s Apartments on Feb. 3. Panelists hailed from African-American, Chinese, Latino and Korean backgrounds. The briefing focused on how L.A. County’s is…

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Housing push helps homeless youth find their way home

Looking back on it now, Eustolia Farias thinks it was inevitable that she would wind up homeless at a young age. Her mother took off when she was a toddler. Her father worked long hours at a garment factory, but…

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How the homeless count is going high-tech

From thermal imaging to tailored questionnaires, Southern California counties are innovating how to better quantify and understand local homeless populations. Around the region, annual and biannual homeless counts kick off this week. Thousands of volunteers are expected to canvass streets,…

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Special clinics help keep mentally ill out of jail and ERs

KPCC – A growing chain of specialized Los Angeles County clinics is keeping people experiencing mental health crises from ending up in jail or an emergency room, according to statistics compiled by the county and an agency that runs two…

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