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L.A. council votes to move faster on housing homeless

LOS ANGELES — The City Council approved a proposal March 23 that seeks a workable emergency strategy to provide shelter for every homeless person in the city, which at last count numbered more than 34,000 people. The motion was introduced in February by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Marqueece Harris-Dawson. It says there is little evidence Read More…

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Service center opens to combat South L.A. homelessness

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and other community dignitaries celebrated the March 13 grand opening of the Broadway Manchester Service Center, an office space for caseworkers serving the homeless and low-income populations in South Los Angeles. The service center is a collaboration between the nonprofits St. Joseph Center and First to Serve, which Read More…

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L.A. again leads nation in chronically homeless

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles area led the nation for a second year in a row in chronically homeless individuals, according to federal rankings released Nov. 17. The 12,970 chronically homeless people living alone on the streets of Los Angeles and surrounding cities is up from the previous year’s 12,356 chronically homeless individuals, according Read More…