Homeless Count webinar this Friday

Homelessness dipped in L.A. and countywide, but more people are living on the streets for the first time. What do the numbers mean? Join us at today (Friday) at noon pst for…

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It’s Not About Numbers. It’s About People

First, the bad news: The streets of Los Angeles don’t look especially encouraging. The Homeless Services Authority has just released their findings from the 2018 Homeless Count, and 53,195 Angelenos are living…

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Three Myths About Homelessness in L.A.

When it comes to the topic of homeless Angelenos, fears and misinformation reign. Some paint our house-less neighbor as drug addicts and criminals; others see construction of new supportive housing units as…

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L.A.’s elected officials, explained

Elected officials in L.A. play a huge role in determining how resources across the county are used to help our homeless neighbors. L.A. has more people than any other county in the…

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You helped cut the obstacles to supportive housing

We know we need more supportive housing and we have the resources to build it, but there are a number of policies and regulations slowing us down—things like parking requirements and prohibitive…

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Don’t let NIMBYs dominate this debate

“Where is the love?” It’s a question we’re routinely asking as supportive housing projects run into roadblocks. Even though most Angelenos believe in commonsense solutions to our homelessness crisis, an extreme but…

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Meet Linda

Linda’s story is one that thousands of Angelenos have experienced in bits and pieces, but maybe not all together. Linda’s childhood was rife with addiction, abuse, and poverty, and she found herself…

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Tell City Council to cut the red tape

On Wednesday, the L.A. City Council votes on two measures that would make it dramatically easier to build supportive housing by cutting the red tape. They’re both really important, commonsense measures that…

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The face of homelessness

As the overall number of homeless people has increased across L.A., the face of homelessness is also changing. Despite the ongoing stigma around homelessness and common depiction of homeless people as addicts…

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L.A. wants to end chronic homelessness – here’s how

In a survey conducted earlier this year, 97 percent of Los Angeles County voters said homelessness was a serious problem and 63 percent said they thought it was getting worse. These results…

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