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GOP tax plan could make California's housing crisis worse

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

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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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?

Homeless seniors find home in new SoCal apartment complex

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The Winnetka Villa Apartments, a new housing development for homeless and low-income senior citizens, held its grand opening Thursday.

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.

LA sheriff: Don't arrest homeless, get them into services

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Under a new county policy, homeless people who commit low-level crimes will be directed to shelters and mental health services. Arrests will be a last resort.

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There are just 5 bathrooms for the 1800 people on Skid Row

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Human waste is often found along the streets of Skid Row. And the area's few bathrooms harbor drug use, prostitution and violence.

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KPCC joins unique collaboration on homeless coverage

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On Wednesday, KPCC listeners and readers will find special coverage of homelessness in Los Angeles County, part of a larger collaboration launched in San Francisco.