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'Not in my backyard': One battle over homeless housing

| It’s not just about this one battle — it’s a snapshot of NIMBY showdowns all over SoCal.

Nimby or not: One battle to house the homeless

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In this multi-part series, we take an inside look at one battle in the crusade to get California's more than 90,000 unsheltered residents off the streets.

Thousands of LA's homeless shelter beds are empty. Here's why

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Every night, some 43,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles County in tents, cars and makeshift structures. So why do thousands of beds run by the biggest homeless agencies also sit empty each night?

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OC mayors have picked a new, remote site to shelter evicted homeless

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Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.

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Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

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A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.

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These police officers were assigned to help the homeless, but did they?

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The LAPD launched its program in 2016 and its officers have contacted thousands of homeless people. But its unclear how many actually received help.

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GOP tax plan could make California's housing crisis worse

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The Republican tax plan would have a "devastating" impact on the state's efforts to address affordable housing and homelessness, experts say.

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LA's plan to keep intoxicated people out of the ER and jail

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The county's first sobering center opens Monday on Skid Row. It will primarily serve homeless, intoxicated people who might otherwise end up in jail or an emergency room.

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