Homeless in L.A.: Not every life is a ‘success story,’ but everyone deserves dignity

How many times have you heard successful people talking about the obstacles they overcame, the discouraging chapters they endured, the “rock bottom” from which they rose up? Maybe you see…

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Supreme Court to rule on homeless encampments in California

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether homeless people have a constitutional right to camp on public property when they have no other place to sleep. Acting on…

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Homeless man found dead at Westminster church; police say he was killed – Orange County Register

A 62-year-old homeless man was found dead at a church in Westminster last week and police believe his death was a homicide, authorities said. Officers responded to the 13500 block…

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Jurors Find San Francisco Homeless Man Not Guilty in Pipe Beating

The case was initially seen as an illustration of the city’s crime and homelessness woes. Further evidence challenged that narrative. Source link

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Audit slams L.A. homeless agency on interim housing access

Poor and unreliable data collection by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority makes it “nearly impossible” for unhoused people and the city to know how many interim beds are available…

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Suspect arrested in killings of three L.A. homeless people

Less than 24 hours after news broke that a serial predator might be targeting some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable residents, police on Saturday announced the arrest of a suspect…

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Authorities Identify Suspect In Killing Of 3 Homeless Men In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man already in custody in connection with another shooting investigation has been identified as the suspect in three recent killings of homeless men,…

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Huge South Los Angeles fire leaves residents homeless for holidays

A small, unburned patch of the living room under a caved-in roof is all that remains of Omar Hernandez’s house after a massive fire tore through his block in South…

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Man Suspected of Killing 3 Homeless Men in Los Angeles Is Arrested

Officials believe the man also killed a fourth person in San Dimas, Calif., after following the victim home. The killings happened within four days, authorities said. Source link

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Cities are cracking down on homeless encampments. Advocates say that’s not the answer – Orange County Register

By CLAIRE RUSH, JANIE HAR and MICHAEL CASEY PORTLAND, Ore. — Tossing tent poles, blankets and a duffel bag into a shopping cart and three wagons, Will Taylor spent a…

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Homeless in high school, USC’s Kyon Barrs fights for NFL dream for himself and family – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — Their first summer in a hotel, when the walls would close in and taste for Burger King and 7-Eleven pizza would stale, Kyon Barrs would assemble his…

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Hong Kong court rules that homeless man in custody died from suicide – JURIST

Hong Kong Coroner’s Court ruled the death of a homeless man while in the custody of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) to be a case of suicide on Friday. Five…

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An ‘Unimaginable’ Death Toll Among Anchorage’s Homeless Residents

The arrival of frigid temperatures and heavy snow in recent days has contributed to a spate of deaths of homeless people in Anchorage, Alaska, adding to a toll that had…

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Deal would pull homeless hotel proposal from L.A. ballot

Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian has struck a deal with the politically powerful hotel workers’ union to remove a measure from the March election ballot that would have…

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Pregnant and addicted: Homeless women see hope in street medicine

REDDING —  Five days after giving birth, Melissa Crespo was already back on the streets, recovering in a damp, litter-strewn water tunnel, when she got the call from the hospital. Her…

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California Democrats Want Courts to Let Them Clear Homeless Camps

Five years ago in San Francisco, a federal appeals court upended homeless policy in California and across the West. In a 2018 ruling against the city of Boise, Idaho, the…

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California homeless’ right to camp in spotlight for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court is being urged to consider whether homeless people have a constitutional right to sleep on public sidewalks and camp in parks. City officials in California say…

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L.A. City Council votes to regulate ‘vanlords’ who rent RVs to homeless people

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a measure to regulate the leasing of RVs in an effort to crack down on so-called vanlords who rent them to homeless…

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Syracuse University College of Law’s Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic Receives U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “Legal Services for Homeless Veterans and Veterans-At-Risk for Homelessness Grant”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a “Legal Services for Homeless Veterans and Veterans-At-Risk for Homelessness Grant” to the Syracuse University College of Law’s Betty and Michael…

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