Connect with us

Homeless

Nation’s Homeless Population Keeps Growing, HUD Blames California

Published

on

CALIFORNIA (NBCLA) — The federal government is reporting a 2.7% increase in the nation’s homeless population driven by a spike in California, according to an annual count that took place in January 2019.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is reporting its third consecutive uptick in its homelessness projection for the country, based on a summary of its annual report obtained by The Associated Press.

President Donald Trump has been highly critical of the homeless problem in California, and HUD said the increase seen in its January snapshot was caused “entirely” by a 16.4% increase in California’s homeless population.

“As we look across our nation, we see great progress, but we’re also seeing a continued increase in street homelessness along […]

Continue reading at www.nbclosangeles.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Development

Planning Commission Thwarts Appeal of Homeless Housing on La Brea

Published

on

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 […]

Continue reading at la.curbed.com

Continue Reading

Homeless

Data Shows Disproportionately High LAFD Incidents Involving Homeless

Published

on

LAFD incidents involving the homeless disproportionately high, data shows

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 […]

Continue reading at abc7.com

Continue Reading

Homeless

LA Councilman Ryu Proposes Overnight Parking Lot For Homeless

Published

on

LA Councilman David Ryu Proposes Overnight Parking Lot For Homeless Population

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu is taking steps to address the issue of homelessness through the proposal of a Safe Parking program.

Ryu introduced a motion Feb. 7 calling for the consideration of a program that would provide parking areas for people who live in their vehicles.

“Safe Parking lots allow Angelenos who are living in their cars and RVs a safe place to park overnight with access to bathrooms, services and outreach,” Ryu said on Twitter.

The space would be located at the parking lot next to 15380 Oxnard Street on […]

Continue reading at cbsla.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement

This Just In…

Trending