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LA County will ask Supreme Court to uphold bans against sleeping on sidewalks

The vote was split, but some supervisors say they are otherwise "powerless to address camping in public places."

Affordable, permanent supportive housing development slated for Mar Vista

The housing would be aimed at the homeless and people with disabilities.

Contested plan to build homeless housing on youth rec site in Echo Park forges ahead

Building the permanent supportive housing complex would require demolishing basketball courts and recreation space for kids run by the nonprofit El Centro del Pueblo.

LA Mayor confirms he gave White House tours of homeless projects

The Trump administration is reportedly considering putting homeless people into government-backed facilities to get them off the streets of Los Angeles.

Hollywood library converted to emergency homeless shelter for women

"This building is about second chances."

100-bed shelter would pop up next to Los Feliz’s Mulholland Memorial

Plus showers, storage, and a lounge area.

‘These are your HHH dollars at work’

Backed by $12 million in Measure HHH funding, 85 apartments for homeless and low-income residents get underway in El Sereno.

City controller ‘skeptical’ of progress combating LA’s homeless crisis

The remark came after releasing an audit skewering the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s methods for tracking outreach to homeless residents.

Handsome new affordable housing complex the Coronel makes its Hollywood debut

Designed by KFA, the 54-unit development adapted two historic Pueblo-style bungalows into the site along with two sleek modern structures.

Congresswoman asks LA mayor to defend laws that criminalize homelessness

The House Financial Services Committee convened in Los Angeles for a special meeting on homelessness.

800 women live without shelter in Skid Row. Now 25 have a safe place to sleep

The number of women experiencing homelessness countywide swelled 13 percent in the last year.

LA reinstates ban on sleeping overnight in cars

Homeless advocates call the law—which is now set to expire in January—"brutal," "cruel," and "draconian."

Homeless advocates challenge constitutionality of sweeps, seizures

Attorneys say the city is destroying property that homeless residents "need to survive on the streets."

LA’s ban on sleeping in vehicles lapses

It reportedly won’t be enforced until at least the end of the month.

Whittier plans homeless shelter: ‘People will be scared to let their kids go outside’

It’s the latest community to pushback against shelters as the homeless population swells.

Construction set to begin on Venice homeless shelter

Workers have already begun assembling parts of the shelter offsite and are expected to finish construction within the next three months.

Mayor announces more ‘sensitive’ approach to cleanup around homeless encampments

Under the new approach, homeless residents might also be trained and hired to clean city streets and sidewalks themselves, Garcetti says.

City Council releases $2.7M for Skid Row bathrooms, outreach teams

The area’s councilmember acknowledges the money should have been approved sooner.

Inspectors cite dozens of Skid Row businesses for ‘overflowing dumpsters,’ ‘rodent burrows’

With the homeless population growing, officials recommend adding public bathrooms countywide.

LA Mayor takes ‘full responsibility’ for homeless crisis response

The homeless population has swelled 58 percent on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s watch.

Councilmember pushing to tax landlords who keep apartments vacant

Landlords, he says, are keeping "housing units empty while tens of thousands of Angelenos are forced to live on the streets because of the high cost of housing."

‘It would be naive to ignore the connection between evictions and homelessness’

A new report implores officials to adopt a permanent rent control measure in LA County.

Councilmembers say other cities sending homeless residents to LA

Are cities outside LA illegally enforcing laws against sleeping on sidewalks?

LA’s homeless crisis is getting worse. Here are the stats

The numbers are sobering.

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7 ways you can help the homeless in Los Angeles

From donating goods to advocating for more housing, here’s how to help tackle the crisis.

‘It is heartbreaking’: LA County’s homeless population grows 12 percent

Service providers and local officials are struggling to explain the alarming results of this year’s homeless count.

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The May massacre of California’s housing bills

Democrats hold a supermajority—but failed to exercise any of their power to fix the housing crisis.

‘A place of warmth, growth, and essential service’

The first homeless housing and services center funded with the $1.2 billion bond approved by LA voters in 2016 is now open in the Valley.

Police won’t seize property of homeless residents in Downtown LA for three years

City Councilmember says the new agreement will have a "detrimental effect on setting sound homelessness policy."

Ad campaign for homeless housing targets NIMBYs

"It’s time to say ‘yes’ to building" housing for the homeless, says 72andSunny producer.

Judge allowing construction to start on Venice homeless shelter—despite residents’ efforts to stop it

But a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the shelter will continue. "The city is certainly proceeding at its own risk," the judge says.

Surprise homeless sweeps aren’t just disruptive, say activists—they aren’t working

The city is using street cleaning "as a means of harassment and criminalization," says Venice Community Housing.

Venice neighborhood group raises $200K to fight homeless shelter

"What idiot would put this in a residential neighborhood on some of the most expensive land in California?" says Venice Stakeholders Association president.

A shelter in all 15 of LA’s council districts? Maybe not

A year into the mayor’s emergency homeless initiative, 24 shelters have been proposed in 13 council districts.

Construction starts on South LA homeless shelter

It’s the fifth project started under Mayor Eric Garcetti’s emergency shelter plan.

Lyft announces plan to invest in mayor’s emergency homeless shelters

It’s part of a larger investment, with some of the money going toward hubs for drivers.

65-unit supportive housing project opens in East Hollywood

This is just phase one of a development to house homeless residents in Los Angeles.

LA settles homeless property rights case

The decision could make it hard for police to seize items on Skid Row.

Temporary homeless shelter planned for Fashion District warehouse

The housing site could open in spring.