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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...

From Soho House to Skid Row

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

Every time I walk in the door of this free afterschool program, I get happy. It's a bright, joyful classroom filled with children laughing. Do you have any idea how rich a child's laugh can sound when it comes from a child with no place to call home?

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...

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...

Let's End It -- Because We Can

Pras Michel | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Pras Michel

It's painfully ironic and embarrassing that the greatest and wealthiest country in the world has more than 600,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night.

Finding Fairy Dust on Skid Row

Justine Sophia-Rabia | Posted 08.09.2014 | 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.

If the Clippers Win the NBA Championship Does Racism Win as Well?

Antonio Moore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

If the Clippers win the championship, as the franchise is handed the Larry O'Brien trophy, it signifies that consumerism has triumphed over morality. It makes it clear that we all just want to celebrate, even if the host we are celebrating with despises us.

Givin' 'Em Hell and Heaven: Conversations With Joe Satriani and Sebastian Bach

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sebastian Bach: "Good titles are a dime a dozen in rock 'n' roll. Try to find a better name for a band than Skid Row. It's like, 'Wow, that's such a good name.' It's like Coca-Cola."

A Million Reasons Why Los Angeles Could End Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We are the epitome of the first world clashing with the third. European luxury cars cruise by people sleeping under a lean-to, as if it is morally justified to drive a car worth more than a house where that sleeping person could inhabit.

Young Boy Starts Nonprofit For Homeless Kids Because 'It's Not Right' For Them To Be On Street

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

While other kids his age are playing video games, 10-year-old Jonas Corona is helping the homeless. When he was 4 years old, Corona's family took ...

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph on Public Feedings in Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No community should ever get to the point where public feeding has to be regulated, and if it does, it our fault as Christians that it got that far.

'There Are A Whole Lot Of Dreams Here In Skid Row': Homeless People Share Their Hopes In Poignant Video

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact

When you walk past a homeless person jangling a cup filled with quarters, it’s easy to assume that he’s solely focused on getting his next meal or...

Top 10 Highlights of 2013 in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

There are signs that angelic efforts are on the way in Los Angeles to reduce homelessness, despite the debate over public feeding, homelessness in their public libraries and Union Train Station, and the fact that the region has 58,000 people who are homeless.

For the Children: New Skid Row Campus Partners Para Los Niños Charter and LAUSD School

Martine Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Martine Singer

LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.

#FitchTheHomeless Campaign Is Well-Intentioned but Sends the Wrong Message

Sinead Chilton | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Sinead Chilton

Mr. Karber clearly has good intentions with his #FitchTheHomeless campaign. He is arguing that defining beauty and coolness in such a narrow way is exclusionary and insulting to people who think differently.

MTV Legend Recalls Heavy Metal Frontman's Anti-Gay T-Shirt Controversy

Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices

MTV veteran Kurt Loder recalled an infamous 1989 controversy involving Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. ...

Removing the Barriers to Health Care Reform for Homeless Women

Downtown Women's Center | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Downtown Women's Center

We want to ensure that as we move forward, all homeless women, both on Los Angeles' Skid Row and beyond, are accessing the health care they need so that they can rebuild their lives and end the cycle of homelessness.

Herb Smith from Los Angeles Mission on Homelessness and Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Poverty and homelessness is far too big for any one organization, yet many faith-based orgs want to play "Lone Ranger" and do their own thing. Truth is, they just don't want to change. I find it very refreshing Los Angeles Mission (and others) are willing to change to help more people.

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.

That Cough Could Be Deadly, Especially If You're Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

I wonder what it would take to get this nation's attention directed toward helping its people who are homeless? Definitely not the rampant baseball bat beatings of people who are homeless. This has been going on for years, without much outrage.

The Soloist Plays, Vet Wants off Heroin, Poor Folk Need to Sit: Just Another Day at Skid Row

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pat LaMarche

James didn't try heroin until after he got out of the Air Force. His roommate smoked heroin and James never saw any ugly side effects so he thought all the warnings were hyperbole. "I know now he didn't have side effects because he only used on Fridays."

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.