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LA's Homeless Count is Sobering

Steve Peck | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The latest Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority annual homeless count is sobering and bittersweet. As a homeless veterans' advocate, I'm heartened...

Mayor Pledges $138 Million To Help America's Biggest Homeless Population

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact

Behind the Hollywood glamor, Los Angeles has the United States' largest chronically homeless population, which has swelled to more than 12,000 people....


Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Brooke Bastinelli

I broke a glass from a cold pressed juice in downtown Los Angeles. Was walking too fast I guess. It tumbled out of my bag . I had plans to recycle it later

Why Garcetti's Missed Deadline Misses the Point About Los Angeles' Homeless Veterans

Steve Peck | Posted 09.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

Rather than pick an arbitrary end date, let's focus on what is important - that we use every resource at our disposal to get every last veteran off the street as soon as we can.

Carolina Moreno

Haunting Photo Series Humanizes Los Angeles' Homeless With Close And Personal Portraits | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Photo courtesy of Pablo Unzueta Even today, Pablo Unzueta vividly recalls the moments he spent as a child helping his grandmother with her photog...

This Group Is Fulfilling More Than Just The Basic Needs Of LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anna-Catherine Brigida | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Demonque Williams exited the foster care system at age 18 in 2010 with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Now 22, he still does not have a stable ho...

Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually. In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points...

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....

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?