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“We Have a Crisis,” Says Gov. Newsom As State Pumps 1.7B in Homelessness Fight
July 4, 2019
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and Senate. ... read more »
Massive Infusion of $1B Goes to Tackling Homelessness in California, Los Angeles
July 2, 2019
LA Mayor Garcetti & Assemblymember Santiago Applaud New Resources, Call on Legislature to Pass AB 1197 to Get Housing Built Faster Sacramento, CA – The California State Legislature and Governor Newsom agreed this year to spend $1B to address the state’s burgeoning humanitarian crisis: homelessness. ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... read more »
Local Elected Officials Unite to End Child Poverty
May 23, 2019
Gov. Newsom joins Ridley-Thomas, Burke and Mitchell at South L.A. rally ... read more »
Girl Power: St. Joseph Center Celebrates Women’s History Month with a Panel Discussion on Women Experiencing Homelessness
March 21, 2019
St. Joseph Center put together a panel of experts on how structural, cultural, and economic challenges have contributed to the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles ... read more »
Ad Hoc Committee Cites “Systemic Racism” as Critical Factor for Disparity in the Number of Black People Experiencing Homelessness across L.A. County
January 3, 2019
A theme that cut across the committee’s work was that racism has contributed to, and remains intertwined with, homelessness. ... read more »
Holly J. Mitchell takes Senate Oath of Office, Pledges to Keep Fighting for Constituents
December 6, 2018
She is the first African American to chair the powerful Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and ran unopposed last month to win reelection to a second four-year term. ... read more »
Hyundai’s Road to Taste of Soul GPS Stops by New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, Inc.,
August 22, 2018
New Image provided backpacks, school supplies, books, and a gift bag of treats to 212 students, ages pre-school to 18 years. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-Traveling Opens Our Mind and Our Perspective on Life
July 19, 2018
Traveling across the country as well as abroad allows one to take in a variety of opinions and perspectives. Understanding different attitudes and points of view can help navigate the awkwardness of sensitive topics that I was curious to discuss. As I traveled through various parts of Italy and Greece recently, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about forgiveness, humanity, hope, peace, love and happiness to a variety of people and what I found is that all of us have the same basic concerns.  One of those concerns pertains to the direction the world and mankind is headed in today’s political and global climate, but overall people still believe in humanity and that goodness will prevail.  ... read more »
Faithful Central opens Downtown L.A. Campus
July 4, 2018
  Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer and Faithful Central Bible Church, also known as the Family of Champions, has joined forces with Rev. Andy Bales and the Union Rescue Mission (URM) to help meet the spiritual needs of the residents in the Skid Row Community and beyond with the launch of its downtown L.A. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti, L.A. City Council Declare Shelter Crisis
April 19, 2018
Mayor signs package of ordinances to address L.A.’s homelessness crisis. Shelter Crisis Declaration, Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance, and Interim Motel Conversion Ordinance will help thousands of homeless Angelenos move indoors. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Delivers Fifth State of the City Address
April 16, 2018
Mayor Garcetti touches upon the most salient and pressing issues facing Los Angeles in his State of the City Address. ... read more / watch video »
NAACP Joins Campaign to Increase Affordable Housing across America
March 29, 2018
National Groups Partner in Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign ... read more »
Next Month Toni Atkins Will Become First Woman To Lead California Senate
March 1, 2018
 In March, San Diego Democrat Sen. Toni G. Atkins will become the first woman to lead the California Senate. She replaces former Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) who is running against Sen. Dianne Feinstein for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Before being elected to the State Senate, Atkins worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center and served as a city council member and mayor of San Diego. She was later elected to the State Assembly eventually serving as speaker. ... read more »
City-County Partnership to Fight Homelessness Grows with Agreement on Supportive Housing 
November 23, 2017
 Los Angeles county and city officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing over the next decade.  ... read more »
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