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Homelessness

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  • Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges to end veteran homelessness in 2015

    Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges to end veteran homelessness in 2015
    Mayor Eric Garcetti committed Wednesday to accept the Obama administration's challenge to end veteran homelessness in Los Angeles in the next 17 months, saying he will not accept that "veterans live in our city without a place of their own." Garcetti'...
  • County approves site for year-round shelter

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to buy a site in Santa Ana for a year-round emergency shelter — filling what homeless advocates have long called a gaping hole in services, but also drawing ire from neighbors of...
  • Members thank God for lightning strike that reinvented church

    Philadelphia's Trinity Memorial Church was failing in the summer of 1994, and the few dozen remaining congregants knew it. They talked about selling off the oak pews, or even the chocolate-brown Victorian building itself, but the conversation kept...
  • Homeless shelter sites reduced after Glen Ellyn residents complain

     Homeless shelter sites reduced after Glen Ellyn residents complain
    Fewer overnight shelter sites for the homeless are now being held in Glen Ellyn after a number of complaints from community members, officials said. Village staff began talks with DuPage PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and affiliated churches...
  • Commentary: Ending homelessness requires a multipronged approach

    I have been a Costa Mesa resident for eight years. My wife and I purchased a home here because we fell in love with Costa Mesa's character. Maintaining and building this character are central to the message of my campaign for City Council, and it is...
  • Health care provider 'meets people where they are'

    Health care provider 'meets people where they are'
    Almost 30 years ago, Health Care for the Homeless was founded in Baltimore to help people "falling through the cracks" of the health care system; now the organization has created a program to ensure that people don't fall through the cracks of its own...
  • Let them eat ... nothing

    Let them eat ... nothing
    In March, police in Birmingham, Ala., approached a pastor who was handing out hot dogs and bottled water to homeless people living beneath a viaduct. He had to stop, police said, because he didn't have a food truck permit. Los Angeles, Philadelphia,...
  • Albuquerque police: 3 teens held in attacks on homeless, 2 deaths

    Albuquerque police: 3 teens held in attacks on homeless, 2 deaths
    Three teenagers are being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, suspected by local police in as many as 50 attacks on homeless people, including beating two men to death over the weekend in what experts say is a growing type of assault against an especially...
  • L.A. Hackathon winners create homeless services app

    L.A. Hackathon winners create homeless services app
    After 24 hours of coding, a team that created an application to efficiently deliver supplies to homeless shelters took home the top prize Sunday at a Los Angeles "hackathon." "One more thing," said Zach Latta, after presenting his team's project...
  • Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles

    Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles
    For the second time in two years, a federal appeals court has struck down a key enforcement tool in Los Angeles' efforts to deal with burgeoning homelessness, declaring a ban on living in vehicles an invitation to discriminate against the poor. A three-...
  • Vagrancy at War Memorial prompts $450K fence

    Vagrancy at War Memorial prompts $450K fence
    The city and state are putting up a $450,000 black steel fence around the downtown War Memorial to stop homeless men and women — some of whom are veterans — from sleeping on the steps under the Greek-inspired columns of the landmark building...