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Los Angeles Homeless

These Often-Invisible Women Experience Sexual Assault At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

A new study reflects a troubling reality regarding sexual assault on Skid Row. The Downtown Women's Action Coalition, which aims to improve housi...

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor E...

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 ...

'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....

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of LA's Homeless

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to reverse lower court rulings that prevent Los Angeles city workers from summarily removing and des...

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...

WATCH: Deadly Disease Breaks Out Among Skid Row Homeless

Posted 02.22.2013 | Los Angeles

Officials in Los Angeles, Calif. have enlisted the help of federal authorities to contain the outbreak of a tuberculosis strain unique to the area. ...

Emotional Debate Over Homeless Divides City Council Members

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Despite an emotional appeal from a councilman who told of his personal experience with homelessness, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday pushed ...

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...

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...

5,000 Volunteers Needed

Christine Schanes | Posted 02.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Christine Schanes

Please get involved. Let's all count and do our part to end homelessness by helping to assure that homeless people get the services they need.

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...

Is the Federal Government Misdirecting Homelessness Funds?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Common sense dictates that the government should invest these funds into communities where homelessness is most acute. But are they doing that? Sadly, no.

The Many Faces of Homelessness

Rachel Fleischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rachel Fleischer

On October 11th, I had the honor and privilege of participating in United Way's First Annual Faces of Homelessness Art Exhibition, which was held in partnership with the Downtown L.A. Art Walk.

County To Invest $105 Million To Combat Chronic Homelessness

Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact

Los Angeles County officials and private donors are announcing Thursday an ambitious new approach to the way they deal with the county's chronically h...

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?

Stabber Leaving Signed 'Death Warrants' At Crime Scene

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Police are on the hunt for David Ben Keyes, a musician from Santa Barbara who has been missing for weeks. Keyes has been named a "person of interest" ...

Is Posting Contact Info of Homeless Advocates Online Bullying?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Property owners created blogs, and listed the names, addresses, and phone numbers of community leaders who support homeless people's rights. If you are going to live on the streets, they say, go live near the people who advocate for you.

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...

Photographer Sheds Light On Homeless With Camera Lens | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact

In 2008, accountant and amateur photographer Lee Jeffries was in London to run a marathon. On the day before the race, Jeffries thought he would wande...

WATCH: Public Enemy Brings Block-Rocking Beats To Skid Row

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles

As home to the largest homeless population in the country, Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles really is the most appropriate venue for hip-hop artists t...