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L.A. races to distribute housing vouchers before homeless people are kicked out of hotels

Benjamin Oreskes LA TIMES- December 22, 2021 Originally posted in the LATimes Yesterday 2:19 PM Earlier this month, Los Angeles city officials tried something new in their pursuit of pairing homeless people with rental subsidies. They brought a group of homeless people the paperwork and the resources necessary to get these complicated applications completed. The…

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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…

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California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces Historic $12 Billion Package to Confront the Homelessness Crisis

Governor Newsom’s $100 billion California Comeback Plan proposes largest increase for homeless housing in California history, creating over 46,000 new units and helping hundreds of thousands of homeless Californians Investments for new programs to clean California’s streets Governor’s plan will end family homelessness within five years   SACRAMENTO— Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the second challenge his…

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L.A. Built a Tiny-House Village for Homeless Residents, and Some Aren’t So Sure About It

Alissa Walker Curbed April 27th, 2021 Like so many of the parks in Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley, Alexandria Park is little more than a sliver of grassy land along a concrete-lipped wash dotted with picnic tables, the landscaped embankment of a freeway onramp. Today, though, local officials are pointing to it with pride, as 103…

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Disruptions to the 2021 PiT Count: Working to Fill Data Gaps

Homeless services systems will be sorting through the impacts of the pandemic for some time to come. Disruptions to the 2021 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count are a part of the story: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sanctioned cancellations or modifications of unsheltered counts. An outcome of this emergency decision is that communities…

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Congress Wants To Set Up One-Stop Shops To Help Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of Prison

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a former prosecutor, is part of a group of lawmakers relaunching an effort to support newly released ex-prisoners.; Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Pool/Getty ImagesClaudia Grisales | NPR In an effort to reduce crime among formerly incarcerated individuals, a bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers are joining forces to introduce legislation Thursday to…

With near-freezing temperatures expected, Sacramento to open temporary warming centers

The predicted low on Friday and Saturday night is 34 degrees.

Sacramento will continue towing vehicles used by homeless, rejecting mayor’s proposal

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela and Councilwoman Mai Vang spoke in support of the resolution.

A Witness to What Works: How the Alliance Impacts Communities

By Jenna Bolyarde, Alliance Consumer Advisory Board member. Their work has been incredibly valuable in the recognition and communication of successful problem-solving tactics to and from different communities across the U.S. From rural and suburban settings to the middle of […]

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‘We’re not trash.’ Rancho Cordova family with infant seeks help after RV is towed

The family was not told where the RV was taken or how to get it back.

With cold coming, city of Sacramento opening two homeless warming centers for two nights

The two buildings will provide a warm place to stay with snacks, water, and restroom facilities, the release said.

Sacramento orders more homeless people’s cars moved in the same area as a Monday sweep

“We have nowhere to disappear to,” homeless say as the city returns to North Sacramento to clear cars out.

Sacramento clears 160 vehicles used by homeless from business park. Are more sweeps coming?

The clearing could signal a change in the city responds to homeless vehicles.

Building Back Better for Homeless Women

By Suzette Shaw, Skid Row resident and Alliance Consumer Advisory Board member. How does “Build Back Better” mean for women who are being displaced into poverty and experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles? I have witnessed firsthand the systemic barriers that […]

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Sacramento’s Mustard Seed school gives kids an oasis from homelessness

The school is taking Christmas donations in a variety of ways, if you want to help.

Be A Part of the Movement to End Homelessness

The number of people experiencing homelessness increased in January 2020 for the fourth year in a row, as did the number of unsheltered people and people chronically experiencing homelessness. The nation’s homeless response systems have spent decades developing a comprehensive […]

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