Homeless

June 04, 2019 - 11:24 am
Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, based on the results of a point-in-time count released today. Nearly three-quarters of those people are living in cars, tents, makeshift shelters or on the streets without any apparent cover...
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May 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
LOS ANGELES - The city of Los Angeles will not be allowed to remove property of homeless people in a designated area of Skid Row and will pay $645,000 under a lawsuit settlement finalized today in federal court. The City Council voted 12-2 last Friday to settle the case, Carl Mitchell v. Los...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:32 am
Attorneys who have sued on behalf of Orange County's homeless to block enforcement of anti-camping ordinances sent a letter to San Clemente officials Wednesday objecting to a plan to set up a fenced, outdoor camping area in the seaside city and threatening litigation if the plan goes forward. The...
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May 14, 2019 - 4:16 pm
LOS ANGELES - The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County today approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. Prior to the vote, the...
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January 31, 2019 - 10:12 am
(CBS News) - An anonymous donor paid for hotel rooms for several dozen homeless people who had been camped out in tents in Chicago as temperatures dipped to dangerously cold levels Wednesday. The good Samaritan picked up the hotel bill for about 70 people after donated propane tanks that kept them...
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January 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The three-day 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count begins tonight with thousands of volunteers set to scan the county in an effort to get an accurate picture of the homeless situation. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and thousands of volunteers will spend several...
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January 17, 2019 - 7:39 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap. Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time...
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December 21, 2018 - 10:44 am
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities today identified a man who died after he allegedly pushed a teenager onto railroad tracks at a Metro subway station in downtown Los Angeles and then got into an altercation with construction workers nearby. Husie Outing, 48, who was homeless, died at a hospital...
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November 20, 2018 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Nine people are facing felony charges for allegedly offering homeless people on Skid Row money and cigarettes in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. Kirkland...
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November 15, 2018 - 1:49 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday. Burlington County...
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