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!
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.
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.”
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 […]
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…
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…
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…
Should I Call The Police About A Person Experiencing Homelessness?
Calling 911 can often do more harm than good for the homeless community.
Homeless Californians Doubly At Risk As Wildfires And Pandemic Collide
“Our homeless residents are breathing ash right now,” one advocate said of the unhealthy air affecting unhoused people already at heightened risk for COVID-19.
My Daughter And I Just Became ‘Unhoused’ During The COVID-19 Crisis
“Our belongings are packed in a garage and I no longer have employment. The question of where my daughter and I will lay our heads on any given week is a bit of an unknown.”
How COVID-19 Exposes America’s Housing Crisis
“Many are calling this the equivalent of 2008’s foreclosure crisis, but at an exponential level.” This is how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated America’s ongoing housing crisis.
Millions Of Americans Are About To Be Homeless, And It’s Totally Preventable
Rent is due this weekend, and with the federal moratorium on evictions expired, millions won’t be able to pay.