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Jacqueline Waggoner Named President of Solutions Division at Enterprise Community Partners
October 22, 2020
Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), following a nationwide search, named Jacqueline Waggoner president of its Solutions division, which operates 11 market offices across the country and delivers policy, program, advisory and capacity-building support at the national, state and local level. As Enterprise embarks on an ambitious new five-year strategic plan, Waggoner will be a critical leader in leveraging all of the Solutions division’s capabilities to drive the organization’s three major priorities of increasing housing supply, advancing racial equity and building resilience and upward mobility. ... read more »
L.A. Council Votes to Create Pilot Program of Unarmed Mental Health Responders
October 16, 2020
   The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted today to create a pilot program to divert nonviolent emergency calls involving mental health issues from armed police officers to unarmed professionals. ... 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 »
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Keeping Vulnerable Homeless Seniors Housed Post-Pandemic
April 16, 2020
“We’re using unprecedented resources to bring people off the streets and indoors during this pandemic,” Supervisor Hahn said. “This is the level of urgency that the homeless crisis has demanded for years and when the day comes that this pandemic is behind us, we need to ensure that we can take advantage of the progress we have made and make sure that the people we have found shelter do not end up back on the streets.”  ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Hosts Telephone Town Hall to Discuss COVID-19 with Over 19K Listeners
March 26, 2020
More than 19 thousand individuals joined in on a live telephone town hall hosted by Congresswoman Maxine Waters to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic. Thursday, March 19, the masses gathered to gain insightful information that is and will be affecting Los Angeles residents’ immediate surroundings and future.   ... read more »
Garcetti Plans to Bring 6,000 Beds in Weeks for Homeless Amid Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said today the city is making an emergency effort to provide immediate temporary housing for thousands of homeless people in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Held a Public Hearing To Discuss the Homeless Epidemic of Los Angeles
August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters held a hearing entitled, “Examining The Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles” to discuss ending homelessness with key stakeholders in Los Angeles County. ... 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 »
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L.A. County Approves $460 Million in Homeless Initiatives
May 17, 2019
The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County today approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. ... 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 »
Cold Temperatures Expected in Parts of Los Angeles County
March 14, 2019
 The Los Angeles County Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. ... read more »
New Study: Racism Drives Black Homelessness
March 1, 2019
Researchers found that discrimination in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to disproportionate numbers in Black homelessness. Lasting change requires a dismantling of institutions barriers across agencies and mainstream systems, they found. ... read more »
Los Angeles Southwest College hosts 4th Homeless Service Professionals Job Fair of Los Angeles 
January 31, 2019
A partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and other regional leaders, the hiring fair connected hundreds of Angelenos with meaningful job opportunities in homeless services  ... 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 »
Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say
November 29, 2018
A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success, some government leaders said today as they urged the public to volunteer for the upcoming homeless count. ... read more »
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