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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 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 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...

Apr 2, 2019

Homeless Encampment Shooting Rattles Mar Vista Residents

Homeless Encampment Shooting Rattles Mar Vista Residents

A shooting that happened at a homeless encampment just a few feet from a day care center in a West Los Angeles neighborhood is rattling residents who are worried about the homelessness epidemic in Southern...

Feb 6, 2019
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Streets of Shame: Images of the Homelessness Crisis in SoCal

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Dec 20, 2018

Shipping Containers Used as Homes for LA Housing Crisis

Shipping Containers Used as Homes for LA Housing Crisis

Flyaway Homes announced in March 2017 that they'd purchased a duplex in South LA, got the plot rezoned by the city, and would be building a new nine-unit, 33-bed, three-story apartment complex for permanent...

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