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Garcetti takes ‘responsibility’ for rise in homeless numbers

LOS ANGELES — Facing rising criticism for the sharp increase in homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti defended the work being done by the city to address the problem June 11 while saying he takes “full responsibility” for the city’s response to the issue. In a letter to Los Angeles residents, Garcetti insisted that more Read More…

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Homeless population increases 12% in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released June 4, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. According to data released by the Los Angeles Read More…

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United Way’s HomeWalk raises $1.1 million for homeless

LOS ANGELES — More than 10,000 people participated in the 12th annual HomeWalk in downtown Los Angeles May 18, billed as the nation’s largest public event to end homelessness. More than $1.1 million was raised, with additional funds expected through May 31, Melissa Gersh, the interim director communications and content for United Way of Greater Read More…