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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.
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..
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.
It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and fellow Board Member Pat Carroll who left us peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 21st, on her 81st birthday.
The California Women's Law Center is helping tenants get their legal questions answered. Attorneys are available to discuss our legal housing needs, including questions about the Covid-19 emergency measures.
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 means summer’s here! And with social distancing encouraging us to spend more time at home, we may find ourselves using more electricity as it heats up. But higher temps don't have to mean higher bills.
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.