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What's our best bet for breaking the cycle of family homelessness?

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| "If we don't deal with skyrocketing rents and create affordable housing ... we will have more people pouring into homelessness than are ever escaping homelessness," says Andy Bales of Union Rescue Mission.

Broke: Why more California families are becoming homeless

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Interest in solving homelessness has intensified over the past year. But there’s a side to the crisis that hasn’t garnered as much attention — entire families are slipping into homelessness. There are more than 16,000 homeless families in Los Angeles County alone. Here’s why that’s happening.

LA secures more than $100 million to combat homelessness

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Permanent supportive housing projects just got a big helping hand, with federal funding for county and city organizations aimed at ending homelessness.

Homeless U: How students study and survive on the streets

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Homeless college students live in cars, couch surf and sneak into campus buildings to spend the night. Unfortunately, these experiences are more common than people might think.

LA has more chronically homeless than any other city

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L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?

How Riverside County reached 'functional zero' veteran homelessness

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The tools to reach functional zero include prioritizing veterans, using actual veterans in outreach, treating veterans as individuals and working with law enforcement.

Debate: Prop HHH, the $1.2-billion homeless housing bond

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Homelessness has become a front-burner issue for the city and county of Los Angeles. Pretty much everyone agrees that there is a homeless crisis, but there’s little consensus otherwise on how best to solve the problem.

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With $10M prize, LA teachers try to reinvent school for homeless kids

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A team of educators with plans to launch a charter high school completely retooled to serve homeless and foster youth has won $10 million in startup money.

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