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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

LA Mayor: City Progressing On Converting Recreation Centers To Homeless Shelters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Work is progressing on converting five additional recreation centers to emergency homeless shelters, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti...
Homeless man

Father Joe’s Testing For COVID-19 Among San Diego Homeless As It Plans Transition

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Father Joe's Villages screened four people with flu-like symptoms at its homeless shelters, the nonprofit announced today as...
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti: Los Angeles Will Open Thousands Of Temporary Shelter Beds For...

March 18, 2020Mayor partners with City Council to put $20 million in reserve funds into relief efforts — including emergency shelter and supplies — and activates Disaster Service Worker program for City employees. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced this evening that L.A. will add thousands of emergency shelter beds to help get homeless [...]
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million In Funding To Protect Homeless...

Mar 18, 2020 California is working across government to get homeless Californians – among the most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19 – safely into shelter & housing  Governor signed executive order granting local flexibility on spending and building shelters State purchased 1,309 trailers and leased first two hotels to provide emergency isolation units for homeless individuals  SACRAMENTO [...]
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

Riverside Emergency Shelter Cabins For Homeless Set To Open

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A cluster of 30 pre-assembled cabins that will provide temporary shelter for Riverside's homeless will be on display next...
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OC Supervisors Approve Homeless Program

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Orange County supervisors today approved spending up to $5.5 million on a program to help up to 350...
Will, who provided his first name only, sits on the sidewalk across the street from LAC+USC Medical Center to panhandle for money until he has enough to go to McDonalds down the block. Will has been homeless since he arrived in Los Angeles from Chicago in 1982. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Temporary Housing Facility Opens In Venice For Homeless People

VENICE (CNS) - A temporary-housing shelter providing 100 beds for homeless adults and 54 beds for youth opened today in the Venice...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Newsom: To Fix Homelessness, California Must Fix Mental Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom made a bold move Wednesday. In his second State of the State address, an annual speech that usually...
Vacant House In Redlands CA, Violated 3-31-13a - Photographer: Don Graham

California State Senator Introduces Bill Targeting Problem Of Vacant Homes

By Bay City News Service - Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow local jurisdictions to use vacant...
Homeless Cart

L.A. Homeless Services Authority To Debut Method Of Tracking Available Housing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority today is planning to announce a method to address homelessness and supportive...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

First Wave of Travel Trailers Delivered To South Los Angeles As Part Of Emergency...

Feb 13, 2020, SACRAMENTO — Continuing the state’s emergency response to the homelessness crisis, Caltrans today delivered 10 travel trailers to a site in South Los Angeles to provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness. The deployment of travel trailers is part of the state’s comprehensive response to the crisis through a combination of new accountability measures, unprecedented proposed [...]
Will, who provided his first name only, sits on the sidewalk across the street from LAC+USC Medical Center to panhandle for money until he has enough to go to McDonalds down the block. Will has been homeless since he arrived in Los Angeles from Chicago in 1982. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Newsom Offers Vacant Land For Homeless Shelters, But Local Officials Worry: Who Will Pay?

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By Nigel Duara, CalMatters It was two hours after dusk in Santa Ana, and the temperature had dropped 10...
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San Diego Supervisors OK County Applying For $10M Grant For Homeless Relief

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today unanimously cleared the way for the county Department of Health and Human Services...
Echo Park, Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell Announces New Safe Overnight Parking Lot in Echo...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell announced the launch of a Safe Parking Program site today in Echo...
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L.A. Councilman Looks To Create Overnight Parking Lot In Van Nuys For Homeless

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu filed a motion today to explore options of creating a 20,000-square-foot safe...
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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Announces Program To Provide Entrepreneurship Training To Angelenos Experiencing Homelessness

February 6, 2020 LA: EnterpRISE will provide career and financial literacy training and access to startup funding opportunities  LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the creation of LA: EnterpRISE, a pilot program to drive entrepreneurship opportunities for Angelenos experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. “Every Angeleno should have a chance to nurture their talents, [...]
Los Angeles Skid Row

Second BIN Storage Facility For Homeless People Opens In Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Jose Huizar hosted an opening ceremony today for the second BIN Storage...
USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Commissions in San Francisco - Photographer: Naval Surface Warriors

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Mixed-Income Housing Community In...

The Avery includes 548 new homes, 149 of which are permanently affordable and will serve low-income families Thursday, January 30, 2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the grand opening of The Avery, a mixed-income and mixed-use residential development that contains 548 new units, including 149 affordable and below market rate [...]
Homeless man

San Diego County Supervisors OK Steps To Help Homeless In Unincorporated Areas

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today took steps toward helping homeless people in unincorporated regions of San Diego County.  ...
Homeless Action Center

Homeless Action Center’s Unique Approach to Serving the Homeless of Oakland and Alameda County...

When the Homeless Action Center (HAC) opened its doors in 1990, there wasn’t even a point in time (PIT) count to assess...
Money

Housing Advocates Release Report Detailing Funding Shortage In San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego was shorted $14 million dollars in state grant money for affordable housing, due in part to...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Announces Policy Changes To Increase Usage Of Substance Use...

January24,2020 In response to initial data from DPH’s new bed inventory showing relatively high vacancy rate in some areas of City’s substance use treatment system, the Department will implement several changes to increase utilization of the City’s substance use treatment beds San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and the Department of Public Health [...]
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Homelessness Count To Be Conducted In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - We All Count, the federally required point-in-time count of San Diego County's homeless population, will be conducted today.  ...
UC Berkeley Campus - Photographer: K.Oliver

Berkeley: City Council Approves Emergency Shelter Plan

BERKELEY (BCN)- The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to direct City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley to develop an emergency shelter somewhere in...
Homeless but not hopeless - Everystockphoto: Photographer Omar Omar

L.A. County Moves To Eliminate Red Tape In Providing Housing For Homeless

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a handful of motions designed to more quickly respond...
St. Vincent Medical Center

L.A. Councilman Seeks To Turn Closing Los Angeles Hospital Into Housing For Homeless

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell has called on the city officials to explore the possibility of turning soon-to-close St....
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

San Diego Activates Inclement Weather Program At Local Shelters

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - In response to cooler temperatures today, the city government has activated its Inclement Weather Shelter Program at Father...
Homeless in Street

Efforts To Reduce Homelessness in Elsinore, Wildomar Net Success

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - Riverside County deputies, coordinating with personnel from a nonprofit agency, have moved dozens of homeless individuals off the...
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

Former L.A. County Clinic Will Soon Open As Emergency Shelter In San Pedro

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors voted today to turn a vacant Los Angeles County clinic in San Pedro into...
Homeless encampment in Oakland near I-980: Photographer- Grendelkhan

Cities That Do Not Reduce Homelessness Could Be Punished By California Voters; Face Lawsuits...

In a report released Monday, the Council of Regional Homeless Advisors is calling for an amendment to the California Constitution that would...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Report Finds SFUSD “Stay Over Program” Successful in Helping Homeless Families

Monday, January 13, 2020 Controller’s Office evaluation found overnight shelter at Buena Vista Horace Mann School provides families experiencing homelessness with a safe place to sleep at night, especially families who are Latino and speak Spanish, and has successfully connected families to housing resources San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Hillary [...]
Houses

Homeless Tax: California Bill Would Raise Taxes On Homeowners To Pay For Homeless Problem

California would raise taxes on some homeowners and use the money to pay for homeless services under a bill proposed Thursday by...
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

San Diego Housing Commission Expands Shelters Due To Rainy, Inclement Weather

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two San Diego shelters will expand access tonight for those needing shelter from rainfall expected to hit the...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Previews $1 Billion in Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New Homeless Fund and...

Jan 08, 2020 Governor announces the creation of new California Access to Housing and Services Fund in executive order, previews his 2020-21 Governor’s Budget with more than $1 billion to fight homelessness, including $750 million for this new Fund, and a major new investment to reform Medi-Cal so that health providers transform health care to [...]
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area-Photographer: Los Angeles District

Latest Phase Of Sepulveda Basin Homeless Encampment Cleanups Today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City officials confirmed that another phase of the cleanup of homeless encampments in the Sepulveda Basin will take...
Los Angeles Skid Row

L.A. County To Take Over Skid Row Clinic From UCLA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County will take over operation of a downtown skid row clinic at the Union Rescue Mission...
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

L.A. County Asks For $500 Million In State Funding For Board And Care

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to ask Gov. Newsom to budget $500 million statewide...
Homeless Cart

Homeless Given Ticket Or Arrest Can Have Infractions Cleared If They Stay At A...

SAN DIEGO - In an attempt to decrease Homelessness, any person who has received a ticket or arrest by San Diego police...
Los Angeles City Hall

Mayor Garcetti Celebrates Opening Of First HHH-Funded Supportive Housing Development

January 6, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today celebrated the opening of 88th and Vermont, the first HHH-financed supportive housing development to be completed since the bond measure passed in 2016. The Mayor was joined at the ceremony by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Councilmember Herb Wesson, as well as numerous community leaders. “88th and Vermont is [...]
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

Fullerton, Santa Ana Armories To be Open 24 Hours For Homeless, Next Storm

SANTA ANA (CNS) - With storms possible today, emergency homeless shelters in the Santa Ana and Fullerton armories will be open for...
Homeless in Los Angeles

Modular Homeless Shelter to Open in Long Beach in June

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A year-round homeless shelter and service center in North Long Beach is scheduled to open in June.
Homeless in Los Angeles

Initiative To Provide Help For the Homeless Cleared for Signature Gathering

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Backers of an initiative its author says would provide help for homeless individuals and ``greatly reduce nuisance behavior...
Life in the Shadow of Money - Everystockphoto: Photographer Ilpo's Sojourn

Memorial or Recent Homeless Deaths Turns Into March On Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A memorial for homeless people who recently died on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles turned into a...
Homeless Man - Everystockphoto: Photographer D.C.Atty

San Diego County Receives $2.5 Million To Support Housing Vouchers For Homeless Veterans

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today that it received $2.5 million in federal...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center Slated To Open By End Of Year In San Francisco

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 The 200-bed SAFE Navigation Center will soon provide temporary shelter and services, adding to Mayor Breed’s goal of opening 1,000 new shelter beds by the end of next year San Francisco, CA — The Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center, a 200-bed facility to provide temporary shelter beds for unsheltered individuals, will open [...]
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San Diego HUD Awards $3.7 Million To Housing Commission To House Military Veterans

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced today that the San Diego Housing Commission will receive nearly $4 million in federal...
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

Housing Commission Expands San Diego Shelters Due To Chilly Overnight Forecast

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Father Joe's Villages and Connections Housing will accommodate more than 160 additional homeless residents needing shelter today due...
Homeless in Street

Homeless Win: Supreme Court won’t review a decision that makes it harder for cities...

LOS ANGELES -- According to the Associated Press, The Supreme Court will not review an appellate decision that makes it harder for...
Homeless Man - Everystockphoto: Photographer D.C.Atty

San Francisco Hopes To Improve Care For People With Mental Illness Living On Streets

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has promised to tackle her city’s homelessness crisis, a vexing situation involving drug abuse and mental illness that is...
Homeless Man - Everystockphoto: Photographer D.C.Atty

Los Angeles City Council Approves Additional 60 Beds For Hollywood YWCA Shelter

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The number of beds at a Hollywood homeless shelter for women is about to double, City Councilman Mitch...
Los Angeles Skid Row

Los Angeles Councilman Requests More Funding For Skid Row Homeless Shelters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar introduced two proposals today to provide additional shelter for homeless people living...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

California Unleashes Hundreds Of Millions In Emergency Aid For Cities And Counties To Fight...

State Budget provides $1 billion in funding to fight homelessness, including $650 million in emergency homeless aid LOMA LINDA – Overcoming bureaucratic roadblocks erected by the Trump administration, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California cities and counties can start applying for hundreds of millions of dollars in Emergency Homelessness Aid provided by the 2019-2020 [...]
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Los Angeles Mayor, LAUSD Announce Expansion Of Program to Assist Families Coping With...

December 4, 2019Under the expanded program, 500 homeless families in the Los Angeles Unified School District system will now benefit from Section 8 housing vouchers LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced that 500 homeless families with students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) system will receive Section 8 vouchers — an invaluable resource [...]
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New Storage Site Opens To Help Homeless Individuals, Keep Neighborhoods Clean

Third Center Bolsters Program That Now Provides the Opportunity for Over 1,400 People to Safely Store Belongings While They Work to Turn Lives Around Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – To help people turn their lives around and keep neighborhoods clean, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today joined community leaders to open [...]
Homeless Tent

County Says It Can’t Pay Extra For City Of Los Angeles’ Bridge Home Shelters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Despite the city's hopes for additional funding for homeless services, the director of Los Angeles County's Homeless Initiative...
Homeless Man - Everystockphoto: Photographer D.C.Atty

Los Angeles Opening Emergency Shelters For Homeless People Ahead Of Storm

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Rain and cold temperatures forecast for the Thanksgiving holiday week prompted Los Angeles city and county officials today...
UCLA

Garcetti: Strategy to House Homeless is Working, But More Needs to be Done

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Speaking at a summit of regional leaders, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today said the housing affordability crisis...
Jeff Bezos

Venice Nonprofit Awarded $5 Million From Bezos Fund To Help Homeless People

VENICE (CNS) - A nonprofit organization in Venice announced today that it is one of 32 organizations in the United States that...
UCLA

Housing Summit: California Leaders to Address Housing Issues Today at Mayoral Summit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Dozens of California government officials will speak at the 2019 Mayoral Housing Summit today, days after a new...
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San Diego County Supervisors OK New Wording For Housing Project Ballot Measure

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a program that will give the county more flexibility to help...
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Advocates Say City of Los Angeles Has More Vacant Housing Than Homeless People

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two organizations that advocate for fair and affordable housing in Los Angeles released a report today that says...
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San Diego Housing Commission Activates Inclement Weather Shelter Amid Expected Rain

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Father Joe's Villages and Connections Housing were gearing up to accommodate more than 160 additional homeless residents needing...
Homeless Tent

San Diego County Awarded $450,000 In Funding For Homelessness Programs, Services

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded nearly...
Homelessness in Sacramento

Housing Shortage At The Core of Sacramento’s Homeless Crisis

Like many who commute to work in California’s capital city, Noel Kammermann begins his day driving toward 16th Street before turning onto North C...
Homeless but not hopeless - Everystockphoto: Photographer Omar Omar

L.A. Councilman David Ryu Seeks to Find Housing for Homeless People Faster

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu today introduced a proposal to speed up the process of providing housing...
Shipping Containers - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer Urthstripephotohome_uk

Rooftop Garden Apartments Made from Shipping Containers: Housing Solution for the Homeless in South...

Construction has started on a supportive housing complex for homeless residents of Los Angeles. Located on the corner of Imperial Highway...
Roberto Mezzina - Integrated University Health Service Trieste, Italy · Department of Mental Health / WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training. Consultant psychiatrist, head of service

What Los Angeles Can Learn From Trieste, Italy About Homelessness

As talked about previously, Los Angeles is grappling with a homeless crisis. The city has an increasing number of people sleeping in...
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Los Angeles Homeless Experiment, The TRIESTE Project: “An Innovation Proposal to The Mental Health...

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A large team of Los Angeles County Official traveled to Trieste Italy in late 2017 to examine how and why this Italian...

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