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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Why supportive housing is one of the best solutions to homelessness

Our movement has a mantra: Homes end homelessness. We’ve all been saying it for the last year and our work continues to be guided by it. The best way to help our…

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Read the powerful L.A. Times series

Have you read the L.A. Times series on homelessness yet? Each editorial is a passionate and principled argument for why we need to act now, and it’s impossible to come away unmoved.…

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Has your neighborhood taken the pledge?

In November 2016, voters in Los Angeles gave our elected officials a clear mandate and deadline for addressing homelessness in our city: Build 10,000 units of supportive housing within 10 years. Since…

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Are you in?

Last year, voters from every demographic and every zip code in Los Angeles County came together to pass the largest effort to end homelessness in our nation’s history. $1 billion in bonds…

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"I could see I was failing"

The death of her son alone would have been enough tragedy for a lifetime. Emily lost her boy to a bus accident on Christmas in 2001, which devastated her. Financial ruin almost…

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