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Los Angeles Skid Row

Their Current Situation Is Not Their Destination

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

Have you ever met a person and thought, I have for sure already met this person in a past life or, if you don't believe in past lives, I was for sure ...

Origami-Inspired Personal Shelter Provides A Quick Solution For Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

Tina Hovsepian didn't just want to get an "A" on her class project -- she wanted to change people's lives, too. The architect is the inventor of Ca...

Man Killed By Police On L.A.'s Skid Row Had Studied Physics, Wanted to Be Actor

Los Angeles Times | Gale Holland | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices

Heleine Tchayou was watching television in her Malden, Mass., home when video appeared of Los Angeles police shooting and killing an unarmed, homeless...

It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

Los Angeles Times | Sandy Banks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

It's too soon to know exactly what happened on the skid row street where a homeless man was shot to death Sunday by officers from the LAPD. It will...

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...

New Skid Row Homeless Apartment Complex Has A Running Track And Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

A new apartment building opened in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, offering a community garden, library, running track, art room and exercise faciliti...

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

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...

Finding Fairy Dust on Skid Row

Justine Sophia-Rabia | Posted 08.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Justine Sophia-Rabia

Your self-protective waking dream melts away. You are in Down Town Los Angeles. Welcome to Skid Row. Welcome to the underbelly of reality.

Michael Habashi: Identity Construction Among Homeless Men of Skid Row

Duke University | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Duke University

Homelessness is a process of marginalization and de-legitimization that extends beyond a loss of housing.

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 ...

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...

John Kelly From Los Angeles Mission About Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Trying to describe Skid Row to someone who has never been there is like trying to explain light refraction to a frog. Skid Row really has to be experienced firsthand.

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. ...

Meet A Women Giving Other Women A Second Chance

Tessa Blake | Posted 02.11.2013 | Women
Tessa Blake

More than anything, Susan has created a place without judgment. She believes these women are worthwhile. She believes given opportunities and support, they will not return to prison. And, overwhelmingly, they don't.

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: 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 ...

Homeless in Los Angeles

Karen Curley | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Curley

With our nation facing one of the most difficult economic times in history, more and more people are facing the reality of landing on Skid Row. And it's a harsh reality.

Invisible People: Fighting Homelessness With Art

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Ryan J. Bell

Great art makes you stop and think and ask questions. That is exactly what happened for me when I visited Christopher Chinn at his one-day installation on skid row in Los Angeles.

Skid Row Mission To Charge For Shelter Beds | Sandy Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

At the Union Rescue Mission, director Andy Bales has beefed up security and is changing residence requirements, in part to deal with those concerns. B...

An Unfortunate Truth: African Americans and Homelessness

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

e are used to seeing problems affect the African-American community more strongly than some others, but few are so very disproportionate in their impact as homelessness.

Skid Row Homeless To Be Unconditionally Housed By City Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times | Christopher Goffard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The searchers, a couple dozen volunteers and Los Angeles County workers, had orders: Interview everyone living on these streets. Find out how long the...

Skid Row Family Center Almost Out Of Funds, Needs Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As ABC7 in Los Angeles reports, the Hope Gardens Family Center is nearly out of funds. The center works to help women and their children move out of L...