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Data Shows Disproportionately High LAFD Incidents Involving Homeless

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles Fire Department Station 9 in Skid Row is one of the busiest in the nation.

It serves the smallest response area in the city, but has the highest call load. The station sees 80 to 100 runs a day and the vast majority of the patients are homeless.

One homeless man, Maurice Russell, said the only way he and his friends can get help is to call 911.

Another formerly homeless man, William Smith, feels like “People are dropping dead down here.” LAFD Station 9: Meet the fire station helping the homeless on Skid Row The growing crisis on the streets of downtown L.A. and across the city is creating serious challenges not only for the homeless, but for the first responders responsible for the health […]

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WeHo ‘Homeless Services Connect Day’ Enables Program Access – March 4

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative will host a “Homeless Services Connect Day” March 4 to provide opportunities for people who are experiencing homelessness to access programs and services offered by an array of local and regional organizations.

While the event is free and drop-in, it is aimed at providing connections to service for people who are experiencing homeless; it is not intended for the community at large. The City is working with local homeless services agencies and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to provide information about the event that can be distributed to community members experiencing homelessness.

The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative seeks to effectively address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. Homeless Services Connect Day will include programs and services offered by local and regional organizations including: shelter; health and mental health services; job readiness assistance; substance abuse treatment; connection to public benefits; non-profit agencies offering food, showers, clothing, and more.

In addition, there will be no-charge health and wellness services available, such as: flu vaccines; HIV testing; and haircuts.

During the past three years, the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative, in collaboration with grant-funded community partners, has achieved positive measurable results in addressing homelessness. These results include:

  • Placing more than 80 people into permanent housing;
  • Providing more than 16,700 emergency shelter bed nights to youth and adults;
  • Serving more than 300 formerly homeless individuals with substance abuse recovery programs; and
  • Preventing homelessness for hundreds of West Hollywood residents through a combination of rental assistance programs and intensive case management services for those at risk of homelessness, including formerly homeless individuals and older adults.

A brief video highlighting the efforts of the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative coordinated outreach teams is available on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/JTa4e9R8-SI

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative please visit weho.org/homeless.

If you are concerned about a community member who is homeless, call the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line at (323) 848-6590. If your concern requires time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends, please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850. For life-threatening emergencies or criminal activity, call 911.

For more information, please contact City of West Hollywood’s Strategic Initiatives Division Manager Corri Planck at (323) 848-6430 or cplanck@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.


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Man Pleads Guilty in Voter Fraud Scheme on LA’s Skid Row

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LOS ANGELES — A 62-year-old man has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme where money and cigarettes were allegedly offered to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Norman Hall entered his plea on February 19th to one count of circulating a petition with false names. He was immediately sentenced to one year in county jail, placed on formal probation for three years and must complete 100 hours of community service.

Deputy District Attorney Marian Thompson of the Public Integrity Division is prosecuting the case. Eight others face various charges including use of false names on a petition and voter fraud.

The defendants allegedly solicited hundreds of false and/or forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms by offering homeless people $1 and/or cigarettes for their participation.

The alleged offenses occurred during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles.The defendants are scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on May 5 .

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Planning Commission Thwarts Appeal of Homeless Housing on La Brea

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Planning commission thwarts appeal of homeless housing in Fairfax

Department of City Planning A rendering of The Pointe on La Brea development. A neighborhood group’s appeal against a 50-unit homeless housing development at La Brea and Willoughby in Fairfax was unanimously denied by the city planning commission on Thursday.

Commissioners disagreed with the reasons for the appeal and expressed dismay that a permanent supportive housing project had been delayed because of it.

“When you go out and see people who are homeless, and you complain that the city’s not moving fast enough,” this is the problem, said Commissioner Dana Perlman.

The La Brea Willoughby Coalition, which filed the appeal, told commissioners the project’s developer violated their right to “due process,” claiming that they were not properly notified of the project and had not had adequate time to voice […]

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