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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 »
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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 »
Pro Football Player Jerimiah Spicer Continues to Bet on Himself
May 28, 2020
Jerimiah Spicer, a Los Angeles native, has dedicated his life manifesting his dreams of playing in the NFL, a reality. The 29-year-old has overcome his fair share of adversity from experiencing multiple bouts of homelessness and the loss of his grandmother, who was his only stable parental figure. ... read more »
Emotional Day for BHERC Volunteers Distributing Meals and Essential Hygiene Kits to Homeless Angelenos
May 21, 2020
Volunteers and supporters of BHERC Operation Love continue to provide outreach to homeless on LA streets and encampments amid impact of COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Housing the Homeless: COVID-19 Has Forced California’s Hand
April 30, 2020
Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California was the first state in the nation to secure Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to place unsheltered people in hotel rooms at no cost to them. The state’s action is providing safe isolation for tens of thousands of homeless Californians during the global COVID-19 pandemic.     ... read more »
Seeking Victory Over Two Viruses: Covid-19 and the Pathology of Oppression
April 23, 2020
In these troubled, troubling, tragic and trying times, more than ever, we must not only be a people in itself but also a people for itself. That is to say, a people who are not only different and distinct, but also self-consciously and actively so. ... read more »
For Homeless Housing, Gov. Makes 286 State Properties Available for Free
February 27, 2020
Last week, in his State of the State speech to the legislature, Gov. Newsom announced that he issued an executive order to offer 286 properties to local governments at no cost so that cities and counties can submit housing and shelter proposals for emergency housing.   ... read more »
L.A. Homeless Services Authority Debuts Method of Tracking Available Housing
February 20, 2020
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which oversees the region’s efforts to combat homelessness but has faced some questions over the speed and scope of its work, ... read more »
Black Press of America Expands and Innovates in 2020 via NNPA
January 30, 2020
An annual highlight of the conference was the 2020 NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to The Dallas Examiner’s distinguished publisher, Mollie Finch Belt. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Eliminate Red Tape In Providing Housing for Homeless
January 23, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a handful of motions designed to more quickly respond to provide housing for people living on the streets. ... read more »
SCLC Names Winners of MLK Essay & Oratorical Contest
January 16, 2020
Six middle and high school students emerged as winners of the 5th Annual MLK Essay and Oratorical Contest. ... read more »
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