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Homelessness

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  • Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless

    Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless
    Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday. The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
  • Speaker: Reducing homelessness will take the efforts of many

    Speaker: Reducing homelessness will take the efforts of many
    Retired Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder briefed the Huntington Beach City Council this week on efforts to address homelessness countywide. Roeder is a member of the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness, which is working with city and county...
  • More room, more ability to help vets

    More room, more ability to help vets
    For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many. At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
  • Camp 83, a year later [Commentary]

    Camp 83, a year later  [Commentary]
    One year ago, local activist group Housing Our Neighbors stood with the 14 residents of a tent city in the heart of downtown Baltimore and watched as a city bulldozer demolished tents that had housed people for years. The Mayor's Office of Human...
  • Body found in D.C. park may be that of girl's abductor

    Body found in D.C. park may be that of girl's abductor
    Police desperately searching for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd in a Northeast Washington park on Monday instead found a body they believe is that of the man suspected of abducting the girl weeks ago. The discovery came as a shock to searchers who had spent...
  • A welcome new approach to skid row

     A welcome new approach to skid row
    The homeless who live on the streets of Los Angeles carry a lot of baggage: shopping carts, tents, medications, personal identification. And sometimes they must leave those belongings behind while they go get a hot meal, use a restroom, appear in court or...
  • Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn

    Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn
    Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets. But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from...
  • A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless

     A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless
    What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
  • The air horn heard around skid row

    The air horn heard around skid row
    It was billed as a guided tour for downtown residents, church and business groups and elected officials to see skid row for themselves. As the group headed out on foot from L.A.'s Midnight Mission, it was confronted by demonstrators whistling,...
  • L.A. budget official proposes $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan

    L.A. budget official proposes $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan
    Addressing several lingering skid row conflicts, a top Los Angeles city budget official Monday proposed a $3.7-million cleanup plan that would increase 24-hour bathroom access for homeless people and expand storage for their belongings. The proposal,...
  • Letters: Skid row homeless catch a break

    Re "A new approach to skid row," Editorial, April 4 I am delighted by your editorial. As part of the L.A. Catholic Worker community on skid row for more than 40 years, we have not only fed and cared for the homeless, we have also over the years given...