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Garcetti proposes new programs to assist homeless

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced new programs Feb. 6 intended to help homeless and low-income people start their own businesses, become self-sustaining and develop a strategy to try to keep people from ending up on the streets. The Solid Ground program will allow people to access the city’s Family Resource Centers Read More…

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Homeless population increases 12% in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released June 4, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. According to data released by the Los Angeles Read More…

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Governor to provide state money to fight homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti praised the hundreds of millions of dollars set aside to fight homelessness by Gov. Jerry Brown, although the amount is short of what the mayor has called for and he did not say if he would continue to advocate for a larger state investment in tackling the problem. Brown’s Read More…