Archive for the Affordable Housing Category

Can Housing L.A. County’s Homeless Families Save Money?


In Los Angeles County, 7,391 families struggle nightly to find a way to survive without shelter. In 2010, several agencies began to develop a regional approach to providing not just housing, but supportive services and need-based assistance to better help homeless families regain stability. In some cases, […]

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First 5 LA Allocates $10 Million to Aid Homeless Families


First 5 LA, a nonprofit organization that funds early education programs for children from infancy to the age of five, allocated $10 million to provide rental assistance to homeless families and supportive services to those at risk of becoming homeless. The nonprofit’s board also voted to eliminate […]

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Homeless Count 2013


As the stars began to shine in the night sky Thursday, more than two dozen volunteers gathered around the table in the education room at Holman United Methodist Church in the West Adams neighborhood, eagerly waiting to hit the streets. “We’re gonna get this done tonight, are […]

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Supervisors greenlight affordable housing for Willowbrook


A 1.72-acre of land, where four abandoned houses have been the site of blight and a source of nuisance in the Willowbrook community soon will be transformed into a new 55-unit affordable housing complex. At its meeting Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized a […]

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Kobe Bryant and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas join over 10,000 participants mobilized to end homelessness in Los Angeles County


United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the fifth Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k run and walk commencing in Exposition Park, in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, the event’s Honorary Chair, kicked off the event that featured approximately 10,000 participants. With over 51,000 homeless […]

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Preparing homeless children for school

CBS Television hosted a back-to-school celebration for the children in residence at Upward Bound House, a community based, non-profit organization that provides housing and services for homeless children and their families.  The celebration took place at Upward Bound House’s Family Shelter facility in Culver City. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, […]

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Innovative Second District Construction will House and Support Homeless Families, Mentally Ill, and Foster Youths

An innovative housing complex in the Second District will soon take on the challenge of providing a supportive home to some of society’s most vulnerable, including youths aging out of foster care, the mentally ill and formerly homeless. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined the Koreatown Youth and Community […]

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Ending homelessness once and for all in Los Angeles County is one of Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ top priorities.  While recent inroads have been made to combat homelessness in the Second District and beyond, much work remains to be done on this daunting but ultimately solvable problem.  Los Angeles […]

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