Signaling a more assertive approach on homelessness, five Los Angeles City Council members introduced a measure Wednesday aimed at developing a comprehensive plan for getting 23,000 transients off the streets and into housing.
Responding to a scathing report describing the city's homelessness policy as dysfunctional, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is calling for a new council committee to develop a comprehensive strategy for getting people off the streets and cleaning up encampments.
Venice homeless advocates early Sunday defied the city's overnight beach curfew, sipping coffee and star-gazing well past the midnight cutoff.
A report showing that more than half the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends each year on homelessness goes to police demonstrates that the city is focused on enforcement rather than getting people off the streets, homeless advocates said Friday.
Los Angeles spends more than $100 million a year coping with homelessness, including as much as $87 million that goes to arrests, skid row patrols and mental health interventions, according to a report released Thursday.
After decades of neglect of L.A.'s homeless veterans, federal, state and local officials are pulling together to try to get them off the street by the end of the year.
The Los Angeles City Council is considering reinstating a ban on homeless people living in their cars and RVs.
Heleine Tchayou was watching television in her Malden, Mass., home when video appeared of Los Angeles police shooting and killing an unarmed, homeless man on skid row.