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Veterans receive free resources at U.S. VETS Inglewood

INGLEWOOD — As the country celebrates Independence Day, thousands of military veterans who fought for their country are living under freeways, seeking refuge in shelters or simply surviving on the streets. Los Angeles Countyiscurrentlygrappling with a homeless crisis and statistics indicate that veterans in the county experience homelessness at a higher rate than the civilian Read More…

Community Local News News West Edition

Officials approve ‘gap measure’ bill on rent control

INGLEWOOD – Officials approved emergency rent control legislation June 18 to protect city residents temporarily until the city’s permanent rent stabilization measure can be implemented later this year. Officials said they needed to adopt the temporary ordinance to continue capping rent increases at 5% a year because the previous emergency ordinance expired June 17.  The Read More…

Opinion Street Beat

“Does rent control help reduce the chance of homelessness?”

STREET BEAT: Pastor Victor Cyrus-Franklin Inglewood “Absolutely. Displacement is real. Many of our families are seniors on fixed income, folks with children. They aren’t able to pay the rent and there is nowhere else for them to move and they end up on the streets.”  Chike Nweke Inglewood  “The problem with rent control is that it Read More…