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Meet our LA Works WIN Team Leaders!

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…

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…

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.

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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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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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…

This Veterans Day, Let’s Prioritize Ending Veteran Homelessness

By Monica Diaz, Executive Director, Homeless Programs Office Veterans Health Administration | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Today, American life hardly resembles the country Eisenhower led. We have traveled to space, cured diseases and achieved other previously unbelievable milestones […]

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