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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 »
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 »
South L.A. Churches Host Day Party for the Homeless
May 30, 2019
The visitors were transported by bus from various shelters and streets in South L.A. and Skid Row. ... 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 »
First-of-its-Kind Study Identifies Institutional Racism as Main Driver of Black Homelessness
February 28, 2019
LAHSA report shows how structural racism, discrimination, and unconscious bias in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to overrepresentation of Black people experiencing homelessness    ... 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 »
LAHSA Seeks Input on Allocation of $80 Million in New State Funding
August 16, 2018
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced today that it will hold a series of meetings to seek input from service and housing providers, persons with lived experience of homelessness and other partners on how to allocate about $80 million in new funding this fiscal year. ... read more »
Kelli Bernard approved as LAHSA Commission Chair 
August 2, 2018
Kelli Bernard has been approved unanimously by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission to serve as commission chair for the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioner Sarah Dusseault has been approved as the commission’s vice chair.  ... read more »
LAHSA Expanding Host Home Program for Transitional Age Youth
August 1, 2018
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced today it will start seeking bids in August for a variety of interim housing projects -- including transitional, bridge and crisis housing – and for a new program aimed at finding homes for youth aged 18-24.  ... read more »
United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ EVERYONE IN and HOPICS Respond to Homeless Count Results
June 7, 2018
Advocates remain confident recently-passed solutions, now in place, are big enough to meet the challenge of ending homelessness ... read more »
HUD Grants the Nation $2 Billion to Address Homelessness
January 18, 2018
Los Angeles gets over $100 Million ... read more »
Volunteer for the Homeless Count
November 30, 2017
LAHSA hopes to enlist even more volunteers for the next Homeless Count, scheduled January 23-25, 2018. ... read more »
City Controller Recommends Cracking Down on Tents, Extra Storage for Homeless
October 2, 2017
Increasing the number of storage bins available for the homeless and cracking down on tents erected on sidewalks were among the recommendations released last month by City Controller Ron Galperin in an effort to combat the proliferation of homeless encampments. ... read more »
Jacqueline Waggoner Confirmed for LAHSA Commission
March 15, 2017
Jacqueline Waggoner has been confirmed unanimously by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to serve on the 10-member Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission, the agency’s governing board. She fills the term of Mike Neely, who resigned earlier this month. ... read more »
Sentinel Endorses Yes on H
March 1, 2017
A human tragedy of major proportions has been growing steadily in Los Angeles County with no signs of declining, despite the slow but encouraging economic rebound from the Great Recession that hit our nation, state and local community with full force in 2009. ... read more »
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