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Streets of Shame

Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

Oct 17, 2019

Homeless Man Challenges LA Vehicle Towing Policies in Court

Homeless Man Challenges LA Vehicle Towing Policies in Court

A homeless man is challenging in court the city of Los Angeles' practice of towing vehicles as a mechanism for collecting debt.

Oct 15, 2019

City Approves $350 Million for Homeless Housing Via Measure HHH

City Approves $350 Million for Homeless Housing Via Measure HHH

The final round of loans for permanent supportive housing projects funded through the Proposition HHH housing bond measure was approved by the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday.

Oct 7, 2019

UCLA Study Finds Health Problems, Trauma Rates High for Unsheltered Homeless

UCLA Study Finds Health Problems, Trauma Rates High for Unsheltered Homeless

UCLA released a two-year study Monday that concludes mental and physical health care needs and traumatic experiences are "major factors" afflicting unsheltered homeless people, especially women.

Oct 4, 2019

Would You Rappel Down the Side of a Building to Fight Homelessness?

Would You Rappel Down the Side of a Building to Fight Homelessness?

High above the streets that reveal a homeless crisis across the city, the man many refer to as the "angel of Skid Row" says even the fear of rappelling down a building holds no candle to the fear of living on LA...

Oct 3, 2019

LA Mayor Praises New Law That Will Speed Up Homeless Housing

LA Mayor Praises New Law That Will Speed Up Homeless Housing

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Thursday praised the signing of a state bill aimed at speeding up the process for building homeless housing projects, and spotlighted a new supportive housing apartment complex...

Oct 1, 2019

Doctor Says Public Shouldn't Fear Health Risks on Skid Row

Doctor Says Public Shouldn't Fear Health Risks on Skid Row

Skid Row's street doctor says there should be shame around how California treats those living with homelessness.

Sep 18, 2019

City Council Report Will Seek Out Landlords Who Keep Homes Vacant

City Council Report Will Seek Out Landlords Who Keep Homes Vacant

In an attempt to penalize landlords who keep units empty in the face of a growing housing crisis, the Los Angeles City Council Wednesday ordered the preparation of a report on the number of vacant residences in...

Sep 17, 2019

LA County Board Backs Appeal of Ruling Against Enforcement of Camping Rules

LA County Board Backs Appeal of Ruling Against Enforcement of Camping Rules

A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of a ruling that prevents local governments from enforcing laws against camping on sidewalks or...

Sep 10, 2019

Trump Officials Survey Los Angeles Homeless Crisis

Trump Officials Survey Los Angeles Homeless Crisis

Members of the Trump administration visited Los Angeles Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the city's sprawling homeless encampments and efforts to control them, while President Donald Trump directed his...

Sep 6, 2019

Building a New Path: Construction Company Hires Homeless Veterans

Building a New Path: Construction Company Hires Homeless Veterans

A local construction company is giving homeless veterans a chance to get back on their feet at a Playa Del Vista site.

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