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Homelessness

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  • How L.A. County can reduce homelessness

    How L.A. County can reduce homelessness
    To the editor: Your "solutions" are red herrings that will have little impact unless we effectively address the primary causes of homelessness: mental illness and substance abuse. ("L.A.'s grim homeless data: What can be done?," editorial, May 13) In...
  • Homeless veteran count rises 6% in L.A., posing hurdle for Garcetti

    Homeless veteran count rises 6% in L.A., posing hurdle for Garcetti
    The population of homeless veterans in Los Angeles rose 6% in the last two years, according to figures released Wednesday, casting doubt on whether Mayor Eric Garcetti can meet his pledge to get every service member off the streets by year’s end....
  • Policies, not the economy, caused L.A.'s homelessness spike

    Policies, not the economy, caused L.A.'s homelessness spike
    To the editor: Another report on homelessness shows another major systemwide failure. Sorry, folks, this is not about the unemployment rate or lack of affordable housing — not with an increase in chronic homelessness of more than 60% since 2013, and...
  • Rev. Bob Stevens and Rochell Figueroa: Lessons learned from operating a homeless shelter

    As an Allentown church, we at Zion's United Church of Christ thought we knew something about ministry to the homeless. But there's nothing like running an overnight shelter and soup kitchen for a month to teach us a few new lessons. Thanks to some 40...
  • Outrage over Midlothian Manor to extend into 2nd meeting Thursday

    Outrage over Midlothian Manor to extend into 2nd meeting Thursday
    A Tuesday zoning board meeting stretched on for nearly five hours, as residents came together to discuss PADS Lake County's plan to move 14 chronically homeless individuals into Midlothian Manor, located near Lake Zurich in unincorporated Lake County....
  • L.A.'s grim homeless data: What can be done?

    L.A.'s grim homeless data: What can be done?
    The just-released results of Los Angeles County's 2015 homeless count are unambiguously depressing. The number of homeless people in the county, which should be going down, instead has gone up 12% since 2013, to 44,359 today. What's more, homelessness...
  • Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?

    Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?
    In the early 1980s, as today, Los Angeles County residents who qualified for no other form of public assistance were given a few hundred dollars in monthly last-resort payments known as general relief. It was a lifeline to people down on their luck,...
  • Denied State Funding, Vernon Shelter May Close

    Denied State Funding, Vernon Shelter May Close
    VERNON — A second homeless shelter may have to close after the state denied funding for the next fiscal year, but state and local officials offered differing reasons. Leaders of the Tri-Town Shelter in Vernon are doing all they can to maintain the...
  • Letter: Money will help stem homelessness

    Homelessness is not a choice. The majority of the homeless population are faced with life-altering events or a series of events that were unexpected or planned. Not only are they faced with homelessness, but also struggle with mental illness, substance...
  • As homelessness climbs in L.A., a search for solutions

    As homelessness climbs in L.A., a search for solutions
    The findings released Monday that Los Angeles County's homeless population rose 12% since 2013 reflect a setback in the region's recently heightened efforts to stem homelessness.  But city and county officials had no shortage of ideas about how to fix...
  • Opening doors to possibilities

    Business and community leaders will celebrate 16 years of helping the more than 21,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Broward County. Broward Partnership's "Salute to Leadership Gala" will take place May 29 at Hilton Fort...