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Homelessness on the Rise in LA and help on the Horizon

Maryam Zar | Posted 06.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

Homelessness is many things. It is a symptom of poverty, substance dependency, mental health, sexual abuse, physical trauma, veteran discharge, dysfun...

LAPD Cops Ordered To Treat Homeless People With 'Compassion'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Arresting, shooting and ticketing homeless people hasn’t accomplished much in the way of ending homelessness, the Los Angeles Police Department has ...

How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anastassia Olmos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

For the nonprofit School On Wheels, change begins when people focus on what they can do to help. “We can’t end homelessness, but we can help a stu...

PHOTOS: Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

Those who say graffiti doesn't accomplish much haven't seen the work of Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist in Los Angeles who uses his medium to d...

BMX Bikers Caught Doing Tricks Using Homeless People As Props, Offer Weak Apology

Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

A group of Southern California BMX bikers are facing public outcry over a video that shows them using homeless people as props for their bike tricks. ...

LA Homeless To Receive 'Survival' Packages

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.13.2014 | Los Angeles

Volunteers will fan out across Los Angeles this weekend to distribute duffel bags chockful of food and other necessities to 2,600 homeless men, women ...

As Cold Sets In, LA's Winter Shelters Open

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.27.2014 | Los Angeles

Winter shelters for the homeless will open soon across the Los Angeles County region, where nearly 60,000 people -- the most in the nation -- live in ...

'Our Obligation'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A residential program that will help 60 homeless moms manage mental health illnesses, gain stable housing and find employment celebrated its grand ope...

The Shutdown Means A Ticking Clock For LA's Section 8 Families

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 12.07.2013 | Los Angeles

To Ana Townsend, the halting of the federal government could mean the difference between having a place to stay and being turned out onto the streets....

Seven Gripping Photos Will Change How You Think Of Homelessness

Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

Photographer Michael Pharaoh is only 22 years old. Yet already, he possesses the uncanny ability to capture the story written on a stranger's face. ...

Handmade Move-in-Kits Welcome LA's Homeless

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 08.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

Brought up in Tijuana, Mexico and based in Los Angeles, Tanya Aguiñiga is a furniture designer (and furniture-maker), and the Artist in Residence at this year's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

WATCH: LA Homeless Man Describes Seeing Pacific Palisades For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles

What does the Pacific Palisades look like through the eyes of a homeless person? For Amos, who lives in a tent in downtown LA, the wealthy community i...

WATCH: Party In Skid Row

Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles

Following the success of last year's fundraiser, the Persian community of Los Angeles is banding together again to kick off the beginning of Persian N...

Kobe: 'If Everyone Does Their Part, We Will End Homelessness'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has been called the homeless capital of the U.S. With a problem so large, the county must track it closely. Which is why every two year...

Councilman Says His Son Is Homeless

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 03.17.2013 | Los Angeles

SUNLAND-TUJUNGA -- Sometimes while driving around his district, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will spot his son on the street, scroungin...

The Best Medicine

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 02.25.2013 | Los Angeles

When you're feeling low, there's nothing like some laughs and warm vittles on Christmas. And for Los Angeles' down and out, there's nothing like a ta...

A Heartbreaking, Must-See Film For All Angelenos

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

For all the hype about the blossoming of Downtown LA, it can be easy to forget that the area is still ground zero for one of the most concentrated hom...

WATCH: Kobe's New Web Series

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Around the corner from LA's Staple Center, where Lakers star Kobe Bryant is getting paid $27.8 million this year to make his moves on the court, Angel...

WATCH: Homeless People Speak Out On What They Want From Politicians

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When a person is homeless, they feel powerless. They don't have a choice of where to sleep, when to wake up, what to eat -- almost every choice is taken away. Here, they're asking politicians to act on their behalf.

Living in Gratitude

Greg White | Posted 10.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Greg White

I always face a conundrum -- do I give a homeless person a dollar to ease their struggle, or does that make them successful as beggars and keep them oppressed?

WATCH: LA's Homeless Belt Out To Karaoke

Posted 04.04.2012 | Los Angeles

This is where LA's homeless get a voice. The kind of voice you belt out from deep within you. It's karaoke in the heart of Skid Row, as KPCC's Mae ...

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: Beautiful New Apartments For Silver Lake's Homeless | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.30.2012 | Los Angeles

Jamie Hill slept on the street for the first time when she was 12 years old. Over the years, she went from sleeping in motels with her mother to foste...

Kathleen Miles

You Won't Believe What He Does On Skid Row (VIDEO) | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.29.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Troy Isaac never made it past the fifth grade. "I was locked up when I was 12 and didn't make it out until I was 36," he said. As so...

Local Business Helps Battle Unemployment, Poverty In LA

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

According to the California Employment Development Department, the state's current unemployment rate is around 12%. One organization, Chrysalis, is fi...