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Homeless program targets those vulnerable to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is embarking on an “ambitious plan” to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, while in part satisfying a federal court order. “We still have thousands of unsheltered people in Los Angeles County who are at risk of hospitalization or death if they Read More…

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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…