User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Homelessness
Last updated: Jul 16 2019 18:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 41,666    
Telling business owners not to prevent homeless encampments — only in L.A. 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: In order to save their businesses, some owners are placing planters and fences in front of their stores, without permits, so homeless people cannot set up encampments there.

In response, the Los Angeles City Council passes a motion calling for the removal of illegal fencing that...

Also found in: [+]
Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.

That effort has since been eclipsed...

Also found in: [+]
Disabled Air Force Veteran Facing Eviction After Home Was Sold Due To Delinquent $236 Tax Payment 14.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's difficult. It's just difficult. I love my home. I love my neighbors. ... This was my nest egg, you know? That's why I paid cash for it. This is where I was going to retire."
Also found in: [+]
Trump’s anti-immigration agenda could make L.A.’s homelessness crisis even worse 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump recently weighed in on the rise in homelessness in cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, and warned that the federal government may “do something to get that whole thing cleaned up” — whatever that means.

But the federal government already plays a major...

Also found in: [+]
Americans can have freedom or equality, but probably not both 12.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Erin Aubry Kaplan’s argument about racism and inequality begins with a false premise — that the goal of America is equality rather than freedom.

Equality is impossible to achieve, whereas freedom is possible if a person makes good decisions.

Decisions have consequences, and an individual...

Also found in: [+]
Today: Not on Their Front Walk 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In L.A., private citizens are putting up barriers along public sidewalks to prevent homeless people from setting up tents.

TOP STORIES

Not on Their Front Walk

Chain link and orange mesh fences. Rosebushes and spiky cactuses. Huge planters. Frustrated by homeless encampments and L.A.’s uneven response...

Also found in: [+]
To block homeless shelter, San Francisco residents are suing on environmental grounds 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A group of San Francisco residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block construction of a 200-bed temporary homeless shelter, another instance of the state’s environmental laws being used to derail such projects.

The coalition, Safe Embarcadero for All, had been threatening for months to bring the...

Also found in: [+]
Kamala Harris Teams Up With AOC to Fight Housing Discrimination 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing a bill that would help formerly incarcerated people secure government housing assistance.  “Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing,” said Harris in […]
Also found in: [+]
Desperate to get rid of homeless people, some are using prickly plants, fences, barriers 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary
As Los Angeles struggles to clear encampments and get a handle on the trash that emanates from them, business owners are taking matters into their own hands.
Also found in: [+]
Essential California: The larger-than-life legend of L.A. street racer Big Willie Robinson 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, July 10, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

Enterprise business reporter Daniel Miller was still covering the entertainment industry back in 2017 when he received the assignment that would lead him to Big Willie Robinson...

Also found in: [+]
Kamala Harris Has Teamed up With AOC to Convince Voters She’s a Progressive 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing a bill that would help formerly incarcerated people secure government housing assistance.  “Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing,” said Harris in […]
Also found in: [+]
NASA Reveals the Scars Left by the California Earthquakes That Can Be Seen From Space 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Two strong earthquakes hit Southern California on July 4 and 5.
Also found in: [+]
San Francisco homeless count goes from bad to worse, jumping 30% from 2017 10.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Over the last several months, cities and counties across California have been releasing homeless counts. The results have been grim.

San Francisco was no exception. In May, the city released data that showed homelessness had jumped 17%. That was bad enough. Last week, a more complete accounting,...

Also found in: [+]
Jaden Smith just launched a vegan food truck for L.A.’s homeless community 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Jaden Smith received lots of love for his 21st birthday, and so did L.A.’s homeless community.

On Monday, the rapper and actor announced to millions of social media followers that he opened a pop-up food truck called the I Love You Restaurant, which serves health-conscious, complimentary meals...

Also found in: [+]
An open letter to LACMA architect Peter Zumthor: Stop dissing L.A.’s art 9.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Dear Peter Zumthor,

We haven’t met, but I have been following your work on a design for a new building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ever since word leaked (13 years ago) that you had been tapped for the project. Following along hasn’t always been easy. Transparency about the building...

Also found in: [+]
Centennial approves urban camping ban, becoming latest metro area community to do so 9.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Leaders in this sprawling suburb south of Denver voted on Monday to prohibit camping on city-owned property, joining several other cities in the metro area that have already made the controversial move.
Also found in: [+]
Let California’s homeless community college students park overnight in school lots 8.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Homelessness has come to California’s public colleges, just as it has to every other institution in the state. In the community college system, a recent report found that 19% of nearly 40,000 students surveyed had been homeless at some point during the previous year. Some community college campuses...

Also found in: [+]
L.A. has 59,000 homeless people and a $119-million mansion 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: One can’t help but notice the bitter irony of the front-page article on the record sale of the 56,500-square foot Holmby Hills mansion paired with the California section photo of a homeless woman living in a tent near City Hall.

I’m not suggesting that the mansion’s new owner convert...

Also found in: [+]
What Is 'Camp Comeback?' No 'Big Brother' Houseguests Will Be Evicted in Show's First Weeks 5.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
For the first time, evicted players will live alongside the houseguests who voted them out.
L.A. agreed to let homeless people keep their skid row belongings. That could change 5.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Property owners and residents of shelters on skid row are going to court to block a contentious legal settlement that restricts Los Angeles’ ability to clear homeless encampments in the heavily blighted downtown district.

In a petition to intervene in the case, property owners and residents argue...

Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 41,666