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Aug 11

Coronavirus: LA County's $100M rent relief program to launch next week

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Relief is on the way for some renters in Los Angeles County.A $100 million rent relief program is about to go into effect for areas in the county outside the city of L.A. County leaders say they hope the program will help about eight to nine thousand households.The program opens up Aug. 17 and will remain open ...
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Aug 10

L.A. County may pay $1.35 million to settle case over use of public funds to back Measure H

  A probe by the state’s political watchdog and a civil lawsuit have resulted in a pending settlement that would require Los Angeles County to pay $1.35 million to resolve claims that it failed to properly disclose its use of public funds to support a homeless services tax ballot measure. The case revolves around the campaign for Measure H, a multimillion-dollar effort approved ...
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Jul 12

L.A., through Friday, is taking applications for its $103-million rent relief program

  A five-day application period has opened for a city relief program aimed at helping Los Angeles residential tenants struggling with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The application process for the Emergency Renters Relief Program will be open for five days, closing at 11:59 p.m. Friday, said Ann Sewill, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, ...
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Jul 1

Coronavirus and financial hurdles are delaying projects to build homeless housing

  During an ebullient January ceremony for the first project completed with funding from the city’s Proposition HHH homeless housing bond, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti framed the moment as a turning point.   “We will see an opening of one of these about every three weeks this year,” Garcetti said.   That didn’t happen. Nearly six months later, there has been only one other opening ...
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Jul 1

Coronavirus and financial hurdles are delaying projects to build homeless housing

  During an ebullient January ceremony for the first project completed with funding from the city’s Proposition HHH homeless housing bond, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti framed the moment as a turning point. “We will see an opening of one of these about every three weeks this year,” Garcetti said. That didn’t happen. Nearly six months later, there has been only one other opening ...
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Jun 30

HUD Awards More Than $35 Million to 31 Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

  Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk of homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [on June 17] announced more than $35.8 million to assist more than 2,856 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families over a three-year period. The funding is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and ...
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Jun 23

L.A. City Council passes $100-million coronavirus rent relief program

  Nearly 50,000 Los Angeles families hurt by the economic and health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic could get help from a $100-million rent relief program passed by the City Council on Tuesday.   The money would provide up to $2,000 in rental assistance for low-income households who have lost work, fallen ill or had to assist sick family members during the crisis.   “I ...
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Jun 12

Homelessness jumped 13% in L.A. County, 14% in the city before pandemic

  Despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to curb homelessness, the number of people without a home in Los Angeles grew last year for the fifth time in the last six years, officials announced Friday. And that was before the pandemic.   The double-digit increases reported in both the city and county reflected the status in January, when the annual count is ...
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Jun 12

Editorial: L.A.'s homeless numbers are up. Again. They’ll go up even more if we don’t act now

  The results of the 2020 annual count of homeless people in Los Angeles are grim — and, perhaps, not surprising to any of us who witness daily the tragedy of people living on sidewalks. Homelessness increased by 12.7% in the county, to 66,433, and by 14.2% in the city of Los Angeles, where the number stands at 41,290. The homeless ...
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May 28

Freed inmates face brutal lives of poverty and homelessness. Don’t blame coronavirus

  Editor’s note: This editorial is the second in a series of three. The first was published Wednesday and the third will be published Friday; you can find them at latimes.com/opinion.   It’s just like in the movies: When a prison inmate’s term ends he’s given some money, a new outfit and a bus ticket back to wherever he lived when he was convicted ...
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