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Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

May 21, 2019

San Clemente at Odds Over How to Help the Homeless

San Clemente at Odds Over How to Help the Homeless

An overflow crowd is expected at Tuesday night's city council meeting in the coastal town of San Clemente as the contentious problem of homelessness is leading to contentious solutions.

May 16, 2019

Vacant Bus Yard to Become 154-Bed Homeless Shelter in Venice

Vacant Bus Yard to Become 154-Bed Homeless Shelter in Venice

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has selected People Assisting the Homeless to manage and operate a bridge housing facility set to open in Venice this summer, Councilman Mike Bonin announced...

May 15, 2019

Homeless Encampment Cleanups: Are Millions of Tax Dollars Being Wasted?

Homeless Encampment Cleanups: Are Millions of Tax Dollars Being Wasted?

There's a stretch of sidewalk tucked under the 405 Freeway in the shadow of the West Los Angeles skyline that about 40 people call home. At least once per week, police order them out of the area and block of the...

May 6, 2019

LA Father Says Even With Section 8, It's a Struggle to Find Housing

LA Father Says Even With Section 8, It's a Struggle to Find Housing

A father says that even though he's approved for subsidized rent available through the Section 8 program, he and his 15-year-old have been looking for a place to stay for seven months, and the motivation...

Apr 30, 2019

Celebs and Street Artists Band Together to Help Homeless

Celebs and Street Artists Band Together to Help Homeless

Famous musicians and street artists, like the illustrator behind the Obey giant, are donating art to Los Angeles show that will benefit young homeless people in Los Angeles.

Apr 29, 2019

Building Bridges: A New Housing Facility for the Homeless Opens in Westlake

Building Bridges: A New Housing Facility for the Homeless Opens in Westlake

A newly opened bridge housing site in the Westlake section of Los Angeles is nicknamed "Casa Azul," or "The Blue House," after the home, now turned museum, of late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Apr 26, 2019

HomewardLA Stages Production Dealing With Homelessness

HomewardLA Stages Production Dealing With Homelessness

For the next 10 days expect an explosion of live theater dealing with homelessness in Los Angeles. Every person without a home has a story and actors across Los Angeles are ready to share their personal...

Apr 17, 2019

Craigslist Ad Offering Tents for Rent With Wi-Fi and Solar Pop Up in Whittier

Craigslist Ad Offering Tents for Rent With Wi-Fi and Solar Pop Up in Whittier

A man who set up tents for the homeless in Whittier complete with Wi-Fi said he was just trying to help, but the city said it's clear the tents were put up for profit after a Craigslist ad was marketing them for...

Apr 8, 2019

New Bill Would Let Homeless Community College Students Sleep in Cars Overnight

New Bill Would Let Homeless Community College Students Sleep in Cars Overnight

College students experiencing what some would call the best formative years of their young lives are not immune to the growing homelessness problem. A new bill in California would require community colleges...

Apr 6, 2019

LA Can't Kick Its Homeless Off the Street Unless They've Got Beds for Them

LA Can't Kick Its Homeless Off the Street Unless They've Got Beds for Them

A federal court ruling affecting all western states including California says cities can no longer give tickets to homeless people for sitting or sleeping in public places unless the city provides enough...

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