Homelessness

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Study: LA County Residents On Public Assistance Increasingly Falling Into Homelessness

There are more than 10,000 people in Los Angeles County getting financial help from the government who still seem to fall through the cracks every month and end up homeless, according to a new study.

08/25/2015

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Low-Income Residents Evicted From LA Mission Hollywood Building

Dozens of low-income residents are being evicted from the Los Angeles Mission’s apartment building, as the Christian Ministry is following through on an agreement to sell its Hollywood site in March.

06/14/2015

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Residents, LAPD Concerned As Homeless Continue To Move Into Local Parks

Residents across the Southland are becoming frustrated as the number of homeless people camping out at local parks continues to grow.

06/08/2015

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Study: LA Spends $100M A Year On Dealing With Homelessness

Los Angeles spends $100 million a year to deal with homelessness — much of it on arrests and other police services — but its departments have no coordinated approach for dealing with the problem, according to a new study.

04/17/2015

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Homeless Children Succeed Using Innovative Mentoring In Southern California

Non-profit organization School on Wheels works with homeless children throughout Southern California, filling in the educational gaps at places like McDonalds and Starbucks.

04/01/2015

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Family’s Scare Highlights Unresolved Homeless Issues In Venice

Jacqui Battaglia will likely never forget the night she says a stranger charged head first into her glass door in Venice.

02/03/2015

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Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

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Community Activists Raise Alarm Over Proposed OC Homeless Shelter

A coalition of community groups in Santa Ana Tuesday were set to voice their opposition to a planned homeless center in their neighborhood.

08/19/2014

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Homeless Parolees Weigh On Calif. Counties

Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law.

07/04/2014

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Kobe Bryant Leads Record Crowd On Walk To Fight Homelessness

Los Angeles County has been described as the “homeless capital” of the nation with close to 60,000 people living without homes, according to the United Way.

11/23/2013

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Food Truck That Feeds Homeless Could Be Forced To Move From Streets Of Hollywood

The Los Angeles City Council is considering new regulations that could potentially shut down a food truck that has been feeding the hungry on the streets of Hollywood for more than 25 years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2013

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Kobe Bryant Joins 5,000 In Walk To Fight Homelessness

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant served as the honorary chair of the United Way Homewalk Saturday, joining more than 5,000 people in a fight to end homelessness.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/19/2011

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Social Workers To Assist Growing Homeless Population At Occupy LA

Social workers are gearing up to provide services for the homeless individuals at the Ocuppy L.A. protest, according to a news report.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/15/2011

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Kobe Bryant Set To Introduce Foundation To Fight Homelessness

Laker star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa will announce plans Tuesday to form a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of youths and families in need.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/07/2011

Proposed Job Cuts Could Mean Homelessness For Seniors

Proposed cuts to a program that places impoverished senior citizens into part-time jobs could mean more homelessness and struggle for that vulnerable population.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/17/2011