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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“Trauma comes to us when we don’t have a safe place to sleep.”

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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The L.A. Times is in

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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“I could see I was failing and I didn’t know what to do.”

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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