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California Lawmakers Propose $2 Billion Plan to Aid Homeless

California Lawmakers Propose $2 Billion Plan to Aid Homeless

by Don Thompson
 
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Plans to assist L.A. County homeless during El Niño called 'unconscionable and grossly inadequate'

Plans to assist L.A. County homeless during El Niño called 'unconscionable and grossly inadequate'

by Corina Knoll, 1/6/16

Los Angeles County and its municipalities’ current plans to accommodate the homeless throughout the El Niño season are “unconscionable and grossly inadequate,” according to a report recently released by the county’s Civil Grand Jury.

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Walls of kindness: The viral trend keeping Iran's homeless warm

Walls of kindness: The viral trend keeping Iran's homeless warm

by Will Heilpern, 12/22/15

As Iran endures a cold winter, locals have devised an innovative scheme to help the homeless keep warm. Spontaneous "walls of kindness," on which people can donate unwanted clothing, have popped up around the country. The message is simple: "If you don't need it, leave it.

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Meet Los Angeles’ Homeless People

Meet Los Angeles’ Homeless People

by Lucia De Stefani, 12/22/15

Admired for his close-up head shots of celebrities and influential leaders that sparked a different take on portrait photography since the late 1990s, Martin Schoeller also photographs lesser-known people: He documented identical twins in a book he published in 2012, and also set up a working studio on a sidewalk on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, stopping passersby for impromptu portraits.

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Officials scramble to comply with N.Y. homeless order

Officials scramble to comply with N.Y. homeless order

by Jon Campbell and David Riley, 1/5/16

ALBANY, N.Y. — Local governments and police agencies weren’t left with much time to comply with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new mandate on homelessness.

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Cold Snap Tests San Diego’s ‘Tentless’ Winter Homeless Strategy

Cold Snap Tests San Diego’s ‘Tentless’ Winter Homeless Strategy

by Megan Burks, 12/30/15

This is San Diego's first winter without its homeless tents as the city embarks on a new strategy for getting people off the cold, wet streets.

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East County homeless outreach team earning trust

East County homeless outreach team earning trust

By Pauline Repard, 12/28/15

Sheriff’s deputies, social workers offering help, not jail . . .

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4 myths that make L.A. County's homeless problem worse

4 myths that make L.A. County's homeless problem worse

by Adam Murray, 12/31/15

Study after study confirms that money spent providing housing and services to those who are homeless (or at high risk of it) is recouped on medical care, policing and prisons.

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What those homeless camps along L.A.'s freeways mean for a public space once above it all

What those homeless camps along L.A.'s freeways mean for a public space once above it all

by Christopher Hawthorne, 12/26/15

Jonathan Coleman is a 24-year-old drummer who moved to Los Angeles from Tennessee to pursue a career in music. He is struggling to make it. He spends most nights in a sleeping bag on a sidewalk downtown, along a stretch of Main Street that spans the 101 Freeway and is crowded with roughly a dozen tents and lean-tos.

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New Concepts Emerging to Address Homelessness

New Concepts Emerging to Address Homelessness

by Broke-Ass Stuart, 12/31/15

The Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge on Jan. 2 will explore the possibility of using inexpensive, movable housing to create a safe place for San Francisco's underserved population to live. (Cindy Chew/2008 S.F. Examiner)

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One man is trying to end homelessness with this hotel

One Man is Trying to End Homelessness With This Hotel

by Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal, 12-30-15

The Magnuson Hotel in Lansing, Michigan is known as the 'Homeless Hotel' now that it houses 147 beds for the homeless. Mike Karl is hoping to end homelessness with this facility.

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One Stitch Closer: Veronika Scott Empowers Other Women

One Stitch Closer: Veronika Scott Empowers Other Women

3/14/14 Get inspired by Veronika, CEO and founder of The Empowerment Plan, who empowers women to become more independent. #WomenInspire 



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