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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!

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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…

Honoring Veterans by Ending Their Homelessness

According to the 2020 PIT Count, veteran homelessness has been almost cut in half (49 percent) since 2009. Both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness rates dropped in 48 states and the District of Columbia. This overall decline in veteran homelessness has […]

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John Oliver Explains How Ronald Reagan ‘Turbocharged’ Homelessness

The “Last Week Tonight” host exclaimed “WTF” to a common complaint about people who live on the streets.

What Will It Take to House America?

By Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  Earlier this year, I returned to federal service, serving now at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]

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Are the American People Getting What They Voted For?

by Kelvin Lassiter As the country emerges from the shutdowns surrounding the pandemic, Americans have become inpatient. Promises made regarding voting rights, paid time off, and tax hikes on the wealthy to pay for much needed infrastructure have not co…

Connecting Homelessness and Domestic Violence Resources

The impact of domestic violence is not unknown to homeless service providers: research consistently shows that high numbers of people experiencing homelessness have also survived domestic violence. For some it is in their past, while it is the most immediate […]

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National Alliance to End Homelessness Expresses Support for Affordable Housing Investments in the Build Back Better Framework

This plan proposes $150 billion in decades-overdue affordable housing investments. This includes increased funding to dramatically boost the Housing Choice Voucher program and the Housing Trust Fund, as well as funds to improve public housing in the United States. “These […]

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Is Unsheltered Homelessness About to Increase in Your Town? Much Will Depend on Decisions We Make Now.

Among the beneficiaries are individuals in fragile health who had been residing outdoors and who did not feel comfortable or safe in more traditional larger shelter programs. Because of this new approach, people were kept safe from transmitting or acquiring […]

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Home and Community-Based Services: Life Giving Supports for People Who Need Them

By: Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc Despite the devastating impacts of the pandemic, our nation’s response to COVID-19 has provided many new opportunities to expand badly needed resources to address the unmet needs of people who […]

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Full-Time Work Is Not Enough For Millions Of Americans. We Need To Talk About It.

“I met people across the country, from Appalachia to Oakland, who worked multiple jobs, had multiple roommates, and still could not reliably pay all of their bills each month.”

I had just scored a long touchdown – A reflection on Racial Injustice

by Donald Whitehead I was a part of a small group of thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds who often played a lively game of tag football in the Burnet Avenue U.S Post office parking lot in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I had just scored a long touchdown. As I was fin…