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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…

‘Thankful to be together again.’ More than 26,000 come out for Run to Feed the Hungry

It was a joyful return after a year of lockdowns and “virtual” events

‘Thankful to be together again.’ More than 26,000 come out for Run to Feed the Hungry

It was a joyful return after a year of lockdowns and “virtual” events

This Thanksgiving, Your Impact on Homelessness is the Reason We’re Thankful

This holiday season, our appreciation for you, our supporters, is deeper than ever. For over a year and a half now, the country, the world, and critically, people experiencing or at risk of homelessness have existed in a state of […]

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National Coalition for the Homeless Opens First Field Office in Cleveland, OH

The National Coalition for the Homeless has opened its first field office in our 40 year history in Cleveland Ohio. To celebrate this we are hosting a forum at our new offices in Cleveland entitled “Racial Equity Issues within the Homeless Sector and P…

Suit: City allows homeless camp in North Sacramento park while clearing camps in richer areas

The lawsuit was filed last week in federal court.

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2021

November 13 to November 21 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week The National Coalition for the Homeless has a series of  events that you can participate in to better understand  homelessness in America.   Sign up to hear a presentation by…

Sacramento mayor’s ‘right to housing’ plan for the homeless likely moving forward

The only council member who has raised strong concerns with the idea is Councilman Jeff Harris

With the Labor Market Suffering, is it Time for Americans to Unionize?

By Kelvin Lassister, Income Policy Analyst With 4.3 million workers electing to leave the workforce in August 2021, employees have taken advantage of the shortage of workers to leverage better pay and benefits. Others have taken advantage of unsafe wor…

Sacramento mayor proposes city clear homeless camps where campers offered 2 types of shelter

The City Council will discuss the proposal Tuesday, but will not take a vote.

Homeless woman killed in North Sacramento. It’s the sixth homeless homicide of the year

The victim was said to be a nurse before she was homeless..