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New Permanent Supportive Housing unveiled in Council District Eight
July 29, 2021
The project is comprised of 54 converted shipping containers to create 16 two-bedroom units. ... read more »
Los Angeles’ Amanda Zahui B. Receives May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented By State Farm®
July 12, 2021
Los Angeles Sparks center Amanda Zahui B. has been named the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm® recipient for her participation in health and wellness programming, ... read more »
Sen. Sydney Kamlager Delivers Big for California Senate District 30, Securing Over $400 Million in Investments 
July 1, 2021
Senator Kamlager championed over $400 million in investments for California, a quarter of which will go back to residents of Senate District 30. ... read more »
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Garcetti Signs $11 Billion Budget, With Nearly $1 Billion for Homeless Crisis 
June 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed the city's $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which allocates historic spending of nearly $1 billion to combat Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.  ... read more »
HUD Earmarks $5 Billion to Help the Homeless
May 28, 2021
HUD’s most recent Point-in-Time count, which outreach workers and volunteers conducted in January, show that 17 out of every 10,000 people in America experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019. The report revealed that 567,715 people are homeless and represent a cross-section of America – associated with every region, family status, gender category, and racial and ethnic group. ... read more »
Fighting COVID-19 Means Fighting the Cycle of Homelessness
March 25, 2021
A senior citizen living alone in a hotel room he can barely afford. Families staring down eviction because a parent is one of the millions of Californians to lose their job this year.  More than 269,000 K-12 students currently experiencing, or on the brink of homelessness across California, enough to fill Dodger Stadium five times over. This is the picture of homelessness in Los Angeles today -- a crisis that has been allowed to fester for decades, and has greatly worsened due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions
February 4, 2021
   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to ``a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,'' U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court. ... read more »
Protest Held Outside Garcetti’s Official Residence for Eighth Consecutive Day
December 3, 2020
A protest was held outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's official residence today for the eighth consecutive day in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet. ... read more »
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Black Republican Opponent Expected to Defeat Stockton’s Popular Democratic Mayor Michael Tubbs
November 19, 2020
In 2012, Stockton, California, elected 22-year-old Michael Tubbs to his hometown’s city council.  From that celebrated victory, to his 2017 rise to mayor of the Central Valley city, media pundits and Democratic Party insiders have hailed Tubbs, calling him one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.  Tubbs’ future as a force in the Democratic party still remains almost certain, but on Nov. 3, the 30-year-old Stanford grad suffered an unexpected blow. As of Friday, Nov. 13, Tubbs was trailing Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln in his reelection bid.  ... read more »
Brown Bag Lady Battles Against the Homeless Crisis
October 15, 2020
Homelessness is one of the biggest problems in Los Angeles. While systemic solutions are hard to find, acts of kindness from individuals like Jacqueline Norvell brings relief to a marginalized community who is in dire need of assistance. ... read more »
L.A. County Extends Eviction Moratorium Until Oct. 31
September 8, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today extended a moratorium on evictions through Oct. 31.     The board also set the county's moratorium as the minimum standard for cities countywide, something Supervisor Kathryn Barger had previously pushed back against.  ... read more »
Judges: Evictions Can Resume September 2; As Lawmakers Push Bill to Protect Renters
August 20, 2020
On Tuesday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1436. The legislation now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for review. ... read more »
New Homeless ‘Bridge’ Shelter Opens on San Pedro; L.A. County Provides $400,000 to Support COVID-19 Staffing
July 7, 2020
The unsheltered have been part of the most susceptible demographic to coronavirus, due to being exposed to the elements with no permanent protection to take refuge. July 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a conference “Confronting the Crisis,” announcing the opening of a bridge home shelter in San Pedro. Monetary resources are being funneled to areas that are imperative to fighting a global pandemic, L.A. County disclosed a commitment to testing site funding. ... read more »
L.A. City Mayor Looking to Combat Potential Waves of Homelessness Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
June 18, 2020
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the city began receiving necessary aid and grants to house people who were experiencing homelessness. The formula that left so many people unsheltered is when trauma meets unmanageable living costs. Over 20,000 Angelenos were housed last year, nearly 430-million dollars of the city budget will focus on the needs of the unsheltered. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Discusses New Channels of Funding in Light of a Three- Layered Crisis, in Health, Finance, and Social Concern
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti examined the progressive steps that will take place within the city budget. Garcetti acknowledged the three-layered crisis the world is experiencing together; health, economic, and social concerns have all increased and shown the perilous threat they have if left unchanged. ... read more »
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