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As efforts collapse to place homeless in hotels, L.A. officials propose new, $800-million plan

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic is slashing tax revenue across the board, officials Tuesday unveiled an $800-million plan to house Los Angeles County’s homeless people who are most vulnerable to the disease.

June 24th, 2020|

Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested on Federal RICO Charge

6-23-20: Special agents with the FBI arrested Jose Huizar, an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council, on a federal racketeering charge that alleges he led a criminal enterprise that used his powerful position at City Hall to solicit and accept lucrative bribes and other financial benefits to enrich himself and his close associates in exchange for Huizar taking official actions favorable to the developers and others..

June 23rd, 2020|

Temporary homeless shelters in San Pedro, Wilmington, set to open July 6

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rolled out his Bridge Home program, the temporary shelters were supposed to go up quickly throughout the city. But it all got bogged down in bureaucracy and higher-than-expected costs.

June 23rd, 2020|

Homelessness In Los Angeles County Rises Sharply

LA's annual homeless count, released Friday, shows that 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters and in vehicles within the county. That's up 12.7% from 2019. Within LA city limits, the number of people experiencing homelessness is 41,290, a 14.2% increase over last year.

June 13th, 2020|

Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

In April, when Governor Newsom announced Project Roomkey — aimed at moving 15,000 homeless Californians into rented hotel rooms — it was lauded as a "win-win." Homeless people would get to come indoors, and hotels would get to recoup lost income from the collapse of the tourism industry.

June 11th, 2020|