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In Venice, where money meets misery, hoping for an end to homeless camps – LAT 896 564 admin

In Venice, where money meets misery, hoping for an end to homeless camps – LAT

A man wrapped in a blanket followed me down an alley in Venice Tuesday at 4:30 a.m. I said good morning; he didn’t respond. I was on my way to the home of Nikoletta Skarlatos to talk to her about…

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Find out how LA County plans to spend $355 million a year to fight homelessness – LADN 601 378 admin

Find out how LA County plans to spend $355 million a year to fight homelessness – LADN

A strategic plan on how to spend an annual $355 million to fight homelessness comes down to a final public meeting Wednesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. A 50-member planning team made up of faith leaders,…

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Consensus nears on how to spend LA’s homeless funds – KPCC 896 564 admin

Consensus nears on how to spend LA’s homeless funds – KPCC

A group tasked with guiding Los Angeles out of the county’s homeless crisis came close to consensus on key strategies Thursday. At issue is Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax hike passed in March, which kicks off in July and…

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L.A. County considers another path on homelessness: prevention 896 564 admin

L.A. County considers another path on homelessness: prevention

The calls on the hotline reflected life at its messiest: A single mom who left her boyfriend and was living in a motel. An out-of-stater who came for a job that fizzled. A low-income family with medical bills and a…

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What’s next for Measure H 896 564 admin

What’s next for Measure H

In approving Measure H, L.A. County voters made an unprecedented 10-year commitment to combating homelessness through a ¼-cent sales tax to generate approximately $355 million annually. Here’s what’s next as planning for implementation gets underway. Measure H’s dedicated funding stream…

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Implementing the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative 777 564 admin

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 896 564 admin

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 896 564 admin

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 700 525 admin

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 896 564 admin

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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