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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…

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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…

The Fight for Transformative Federal Investments in Low-Income Housing Continues

However, given how difficult it is for Congress to take decisive action because of wafer-thin Democratic margins in both chambers, a breakthrough may not come until later in the month, or even next month. There is much at stake for […]

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HOUSING IS INFRASTRUCTURE

Bring America Home Now Campaign Supports the Build Back Better Act Bring America Home Now: A Comprehensive Grassroots Campaign to End Homelessness in the U.S. is led by people who have themselves experienced homelessness and is focused on the passage o…

Legislative Update: Keeping Historic Housing Funds in the Build Back Better Act

The bill is also referred to as the “reconciliation” bill because it is proceeding through the Congressional budget reconciliation process: it only needs 50 Senate votes to pass, and isn’t subject to filibuster. It will likely receive no Republican supports, […]

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I Was Married With A Full-Time Job. Then I Had To Move Into My Car.

“How did I wind up living in my car? My husband disappeared. Before he vanished, I stopped recognizing him.”

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

This week is extremely important for federal legislation and homelessness: it could be the week that the House votes on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes significant investments in low-income housing and supportive housing services.  The House Financial […]

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Position Statement on Sanctioned Encampments

It is the position of the National Coalition for the Homeless that housing is a human right which is defined as a safe, affordable, accessible place to call a home.
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Evictions Expected To Spike As Federal Moratorium Ends

The evictions have mostly been on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Cori Bush’s ‘Unhoused Bill Of Rights’ Calls On Congress To End Homelessness

The resolution from Bush, who experienced homelessness, demands Congress invest in affordable housing and services for unhoused people.

Biden Signs A Law To Memorialize Victims Of The Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

Alana Wise | NPRPresident Biden signed a memorial bill to recognize the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting and offered his condolences to people who are awaiting news on their loved ones in the wake of the deadly Surfside, Fla., partial condo…

In Suing Georgia, Justice Department Says State’s New Voting Law Targets Black Voters

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division speaks during a news conference Friday announcing a lawsuit against the state of Georgia for its new voting law. Attorney General Merrick Garland is at righ…