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Streets of Shame

Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

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 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 26, 2019

Unused Army Reserve Lot Could Become Homeless Shelter

Unused Army Reserve Lot Could Become Homeless Shelter

Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu sent a letter to the White House Thursday asking to site a homeless shelter on an undeveloped lot adjacent to the Army Reserve Center in Sherman Oaks.

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.

Aug 28, 2019

Mayor and Homeless Services Respond to Scathing Report

Mayor and Homeless Services Respond to Scathing Report

An audit of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority by the City Controller sharply criticized the City for its tackling of the homeless crisis, in particular, its outreach to the growing number of homeless...

Aug 26, 2019

Mayor of LA Promises More Help to Solve Homelessness Problem

Mayor of LA Promises More Help to Solve Homelessness Problem

More outreach personnel will soon be deployed and additional services will be offered in an effort to assist the city's homeless population, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday.

Aug 23, 2019

Orange County Homeless Get Game-Changing Help Via GoFundMe Patrons

Orange County Homeless Get Game-Changing Help Via GoFundMe Patrons

Some in Orange County are using GoFundMe to try to make a dent in the homeless population.

Aug 20, 2019

'Downtown is a Hellscape.' Business Grapples With Homeless

'Downtown is a Hellscape.' Business Grapples With Homeless

One downtown Los Angeles business employee said a homeless encampment is taking over the area, and despite his pleas for help from the city, he isn't getting through to anyone.

Jul 30, 2019

Los Angeles Once Again Extends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

Los Angeles Once Again Extends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to reinstate a law that prohibits people from sleeping in their vehicles between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. along residential neighborhood streets or within...

Jul 30, 2019

'Dying California' Drone Footage Highlights Homeless Crisis

'Dying California' Drone Footage Highlights Homeless Crisis

A Los Angeles man is giving the world a bird’s-eye view over some of the region’s homelessness encampments by deploying a drone in the hopes that it will light a fire under residents and council members...

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