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OCLA/LA Works WIN Database Project Leads train weekly volunteers to update the 2,200+  programs in the WIN app.  Meet our WIN/ L.A. Works leadership team!

AP FIle Mayoral Candidtes and Homeless-Los-Angeles

Addressing homelessness is crucial in LA’s mayoral race but hopefuls disagree on how to do it

In the L.A. mayoral race, the top candidates agree homelessness is the No. 1 issue. They disagree on who should control the purse strings.

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We’ve Been Homeless For 2 Years. Here’s How The Same Thing Could Happen To Many Of You.

My husband “tries not to let it get to him, and I can tell he’s working hard to keep up appearances in front of me and the few friends who still speak to us.”

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Partnerships Can Increase Reach of ERA to Highly Vulnerable Households

The Department of Treasury announced in March that $30 billion of the $46.5 billion in ERA funds available has been expended to date. Of these expenditures 4.7 million payments have been made with most of the funds assisting households with […]

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Recognizing Women Experiencing Homelessness: A Women’s History Month Spotlight on Downtown Women’s Center

Written by: Amy Turk, CEO, Downtown Women’s Center Homelessness experienced by women is made unique by their disproportionate experiences of gender-based violence including domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, and sexual assault, and is experienced both cisgender (those who […]

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Where the Build Back Better Bill Stands for Housing Funds

The bill that passed the House includes $170 billion for housing – enough for 300,000 new Housing Choice Vouchers, as well as funding for new housing development and preservation of public housing units. The Senate version being discussed includes these […]

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Meet the Nonprofit Whose App Helps Homeless Angelenos Access Services

BY EMILY BEYDA L.A.-based novelist and the author of “The Body Double.” NOV. 5, 2021 5:09 AM PT Originally posted in the dot.LA There are a bevy of nonprofits in L.A. offering services to help the local homeless population. But too often, the folks who most need those resources have trouble accessing them. Our Community L.A., a…

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15 parking spaces at Long Beach City College to be reserved for homeless students

BY COLLEEN SHALBY Staff Writer, LA Times NOV. 3, 2021 4:07 PM PT Originally posted in the LATimes Long Beach City College has launched a pilot program to designate safe, overnight parking for students living in their cars, a move designed to offer those who are most vulnerable some semblance of emergency aid. From 10 p.m. until…

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The WIN App-now in Spanish

We are excited to announce that the WIN What I Need mobile app is now available in Spanish! After English, Spanish is the next most spoken language in LA County and OCLA is committed to breaking information barriers for this important community of residents. To obtain WIN Spanish, simply download the WIN What I Need…

Caltrans can clear ‘high-risk’ homeless camps, court rules in Bay Area case

Activists sued to shield highway homeless camps from Caltrans cleanups, citing the American with Disabilities Act.

Addressing homelessness is crucial in LA’s mayoral race but hopefuls disagree on how to do it

In the L.A. mayoral race, the top candidates agree homelessness is the No. 1 issue. They disagree on who should control the purse strings.

We’ve Been Homeless For 2 Years. Here’s How The Same Thing Could Happen To Many Of You.

My husband “tries not to let it get to him, and I can tell he’s working hard to keep up appearances in front of me and the few friends who still speak to us.”

Partnerships Can Increase Reach of ERA to Highly Vulnerable Households

The Department of Treasury announced in March that $30 billion of the $46.5 billion in ERA funds available has been expended to date. Of these expenditures 4.7 million payments have been made with most of the funds assisting households with […]

The post Partnerships Can Increase Reach of ERA to Highly Vulnerable Households appeared first on National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Can California cities sweep homeless camps? What to know about a key 2018 court decision

A highly-visible camp of around 30 people in Sacramento was cleared Monday.

What is the Faircloth Amendment?

The U.S. Government has been providing affordable, permanent housing for over 1.8 million families through public housing. Public housing serves a critical role in the nation’s rental market, providing stable, affordable homes for households with low i…

What the President’s Proposed FY23 Budget Means for Homelessness

Each year, the President’s budget is a coherent statement of the Administration’s spending, taxing, and accompanying policy proposals. It seeks to set the agenda for policymaking for the coming year. That’s important – and this year’s could have a major […]

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Recognizing Women Experiencing Homelessness: A Women’s History Month Spotlight on Downtown Women’s Center

Written by: Amy Turk, CEO, Downtown Women’s Center Homelessness experienced by women is made unique by their disproportionate experiences of gender-based violence including domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, and sexual assault, and is experienced both cisgender (those who […]

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Making Housing for Everyone a Reality

“A decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.” That phrase is from the Fair Housing Act of 1949, enacted as part of the “Fair Deal” promoted by President Harry Truman. It’s the clearest statement of a […]

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Race Equity and Unsheltered Homelessness: What We Learned at Our Conference and Where We Go From Here

Many in the homeless services field know that most minority groups are overrepresented in the homelessness system and generally experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites. Centuries of systemic racism – e.g., government sponsored policies and practices such as Jim […]

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