Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The homeless pay for their homelessness

There is yet another breath-taking cruel irony to the plight of the homeless. That is that the homeless pay for their homelessness. They pay in two ways. One is through taxes. The other is through who gets the tax dollars and how those dollars virtually guarantee that the ranks of the homeless will swell even Read More…

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City to receive $124 million from state for homeless

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles will receive about $124 million in state funding this year to help address its homelessness problem — a substantial increase from last year’s allocation but far from the billions the city is requesting, Mayor Eric Garcetti said July 8. “We all know that homelessness is perhaps the most complicated issue Read More…

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Councilman calls on state for more funds for homeless

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell called on the state to direct $1.2 billion toward the city’s battle against homelessness, matching the amount of a voter-approved municipal bond measure aimed at attacking the problem. “We need to augment our programs and go beyond and push for 20,000 [supportive housing] units or more,” O’Farrell said, Read More…