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Homeless agency to treat crisis like a natural disaster

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which oversees the region’s efforts to combat homelessness but has faced some questions over the speed and scope of its work, unveiled an operational strategy Feb. 18 that it says will mirror responses to natural disasters. Heidi Marston, interim executive director of the authority, said the Read More…

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County considering homeless authority changes

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Feb. 10 to rethink the structure and responsibility of a lead agency responsible for battling homelessness. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis co-authored the motion recommending a review of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. “I believe something has to change,” Barger said. “If not Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: Volunteers sought for homeless count

LOS ANGELES — Officials from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority say they need more volunteers to sufficiently tally the county’s homeless population. The effort, known as the point-in-time count, is essential to understanding how large the homeless crisis has become and is required to be conducted by Continuum of Care providers to receive federal Read More…