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Los Angeles County’s increase in homeless count

By Adrienne Alpert LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The 2019 Los Angeles homeless count showed increased numbers from last year’s 53,000. L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas says Los Angeles has housed 27,000 using Measure H money, but more people are becoming homeless than anyone could estimate. Speaking on Eyewitness Newsmakers, Ridley-Thomas said, “It’s a matter […]

June 2019

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Agenda for California: An African-American Perspective

Shortly after Governor Newsom’s resounding electoral victory, transition team “All-in California” Ambassadors, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and UC Regent Laphonza Butler, convened a coalition of African-American leaders to address urgent issues that African-Americans face throughout the state. This month marks the dividend of this convening – and numerous subsequent meetings – with the release of the […]

SPECTRUM: Tackling Homelessness in LA and Beyond

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – With the alarming statewide spike in homelessness that’s impacted California over the past decade, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a new task force to tackle the management of this crisis. The governor has also pledged $1 billion in state funding toward tackling the epidemic. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is […]

Governor Appoints Supervisor to Statewide Homelessness Task Force

Governor Gavin Newsom Announces the Formation of the Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force New Task Force will be co-chaired by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Announcement comes after the Governor’s May budget revision included $1 billion to fight California’s homelessness crisis Just days after Bay Area counties […]