By 2018 – just two years shy of the federal goal of ending youth homelessness – only 10% of jobs created will be open to those without a high school degree. Twenty-eight percent of jobs will be open to those with a high school degree. The rest will require some college education
Some of the poorest people in the city spend their days in the shadow of Los Angeles City Hall, napping on flattened cardboard boxes.
On any given day, as many as 20 people take to the City Hall lawn, across the street from LAPD headquarters. They’re there to “escape the madness” in downtown streets, a 53-year-old homeless man named Lazarus said last week. At night, they fan out to doorways or deserted plazas to wait for daybreak.
The growth of a homeless day camp at the halls of civic power speaks to the breadth of Los Angeles’ burgeoning homelessness problem.
The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% — to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 — in the last six years. (Including Glendale, Pasadena and Long Beach, which conduct their own homeless counts, the total is nearly 58,000.)
File: A homeless woman sleeps on a pile of belongings on the street near the Los Angeles Mission, hosting its annual Christmas meal for the homeless on Dec. 22, 2017 in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
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The housing affordability crisis in LA is worsening, and officials are looking at easing some regulations and adding others to try to beef up the housing stock.; Credit: Mitch Diamond/Getty Images
Rina PaltaL.A. County officials, looking to address…
Black History Month is an annual observance in February, celebrating the past and present achievements of African Americans. The LA Library post famous speeches, song and other links to achievements of great American African Americans. DiscoverLA posts descriptions of events celebrating Black History Month in and around LA.
Black History Month celebrates Black American achievements and underscores the vital role our Black Brothers and Sisters play in America’s past and our future. But too many of LA’s black youth and adults are experiencing homeless or facing daunting barriers connected to poverty. On February 27th, Sanctuary of Hope is hosting a community event around the narrative of Ending Black Homelessness in LA.
A HUGE thank you to the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Executive Service Corp for partnering to provide to innovative leadership training to Our Community LA our fellow 2018 ChangeMaker Challenge cohort. – We are so proud and excited to be chosen to be part of this learning group!
In the photo- our Executive Service Corp coaches, Jewish Federation ChangeMaker Grant Leaders and the 2018 Cohort Nonprofit Leaders. OCLA Founder, Denise McCain-Tharnstrom is third from right in stripe sweater.
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Matt Levin | CALmattersNo one has the exact same definition of the California dream. Ask the 39 million current Californians about what the dream should be, and aside from most of us agreeing that the da…
Officials want to speed up the process for building housing for homeless.; Credit: Rina Palta, KPCC
Rina PaltaTwo ordinances before a city council committee Tuesday aim at making it easier to erect temporary and permanent housing for homeless peopl…
The Olvera Street, L.A.’s historic pueblo, is near the site of a proposed temporary shelter for homeless. ; Credit: Dorian Merina/KPCC
Rina PaltaA plan to place temporary housing for homeless in a lot near Olvera Street in Downtown L.A. moved forwa…