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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.

LA's Skid Row shelters overwhelmed with women and families

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More women and families are showing up on their doorsteps of homeless shelters on Skid Row. Advocates say many are fleeing domestic violence.

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Did the census forget to count 400,000 Latino kids?

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A new report says that 400,000 Latino infants and toddlers went uncounted in the 2010 Census, affecting money for programs like Head Start.