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Organization helps homeless people sleeping in cars

LOS ANGELES — With housing shortages and job losses continuing in Southern California, hundreds of residents are faced with a growing option: to live in their cars.  “Some people may have lost their home or been evicted from their apartments, but still have their car,” said Silvia Gutierrez, executive director of Safe Parking LA. “Many Read More…

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County homeless numbers jump another 12.7%

LOS ANGELES — Even before the coronavirus devastated the economy, the Southland’s homeless population had already grown significantly from the previous year, with efforts to provide housing again outpaced by the number of people falling into homelessness, according to figures released June 12. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the homeless count conducted Read More…

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State, county slow to fill leased hotel rooms for homeless

LOS ANGELES — Only about half of the 15,000 hotel and motel rooms that California has leased for mostly homeless people to slow the spread of the coronavirus are now occupied, it was reported May 19. More than a month into Gov. Gavin Newsom’s program to get homeless people off the streets, the occupied rooms Read More…