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View of Tower Bridge over Sacramento River and downtown Sacramento, California at dusk.

Sacramento Approves ‘Safe Stay’ Parking for Unhoused Residents

Officials acknowledged the project is a short-term solution, but called it an interim step as the county adds more homeless services.

November 9, 2023 - Yahoo

Multicolored tiny homes for temporary shelter in complex adjacent to freeway overpass in Los Angeles, California.

Tiny Homes are a First—but not Last—Step in Ending Homelessness

Cities are trying to stretch affordable housing funds to meet the demand for both short- and long-term housing.

October 22, 2023 - CALmatters

Makeshift shelter built by unhoused person against a tree using pallets, blue tarps, fabric, and other debris in wooded area in Seattle, Washington

New Federal Program To Support Services for Unhoused Residents

The ‘ALL INside’ initiative selected five cities and one state—California—for its inaugural efforts to offer assistance to homelessness services and help local agencies access federal funding and resources.

May 22, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Front of Cecil Hotel, downtown Los Angeles

$150 Million for L.A.’s Unhoused People Go Unspent

The city returned nearly $150 million in federal funding directed to providing shelter and supportive services to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

October 5, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Homeless encampment on overpass in downtown Los Angeles with police car in foreground

The ‘Meanest Cities’ in America

A list dubbed the ‘Dirty Dozen’ shames the cities where unhoused people face the most harassment and least support from authorities.

September 12, 2022 - National Coalition for the Homeless

Tents lining an underpass in Los Angeles, California

Federal Funding To Boost Supportive Housing Efforts

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $365 million package aimed at efforts to reduce homelessness and provide outreach and care for people lacking adequate housing.

June 24, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Sleeping in Public

Las Vegas Approves Homeless Camping Ban

The city of Las Vegas has approved a law that prohibits the homeless from camping in large swaths of the city. The measure provoked the opposition on most of the public in attendance at a City Council hearing this week.

November 7, 2019 - Las Vegas Sun

Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Could Broaden Homeless Sleeping Prohibition to a Quarter of the City

There won't be many places left to sleep for the massive population of homeless living in the city of Los Angeles.

September 11, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

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