Homelessness

To The Point Podcast Episode 5: How HACLA Is Combatting Homelessness in Los Angeles

4.20.23

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has declared a state of emergency on homelessness in the city. Host Jeffery K. Patterson sits down with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) President and CEO Doug Guthrie and CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman to discuss why homelessness has become a humanitarian crisis in the country and how HACLA's efforts are combatting the problem.

 

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San Diego to open LGBTQ shelter for homeless youths (San Diego Housing Commission)

4.18.23

From the San Diego Union Tribune:

The city of San Diego’s first homeless shelter focused on youths who identify as LGBTQ could open sometime this year in one or two interim locations before a permanent site is located.

The San Diego Housing Commission on Thursday selected the LGBT Community Center to run the shelter. The center was recommended by commission staff over Father Joe’s Villages, the Salvation Army and Equitable Social Solutions LLC , which also had applied to run the shelter.

Op Ed: MAPS 4 funds could have significant impact for Oklahoma City's homeless

4.4.23

From an op ed in The Oklahoman written by Mark Gillett, executive director of the Oklahoma City Housing Authority, and Dan Straughan, Terri White, Jennifer Goodrich:

Our city is on the cusp of an investment that will change the lives and futures of thousands of people. Oklahoma City has over 20,000 families on a waiting list for subsidized housing and as of March 17, 2023, we have 1,339 people experiencing homelessness. 

Housing Authority of the City of Austin Announces $93M to House Veterans and Others Experiencing Homelessness

3.8.23

From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's press release:

Today the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) was joined by Austin Mayor Kirk Watson and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman to announce that 300 project-based housing vouchers—including 100 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers for homeless veterans—will be provided to ten projects across the city in a significant long-term investment toward ending homelessness in Austin.

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