LA’s Huge Immigrant Population is Being Driven Out by High Cost of Housing

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California Dornsife, discusses the latest State of Immigrants in Los Angeles report.

Ill, Latino and Homeless: How an LA County Program Helps the Most Vulnerable

LA's homeless population is seeing a rise in the number of Latinos living on the street, a trend fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and rising rates of drug use and addiction.

Oakland’s Wood Street Commons Meets the City’s Wrecking Ball

Acclaimed photojournalist David Bacon documents the recent eviction of residents from one of Oakland, California's largest and oldest homeless encampments.

Community Leaders Honored for Making Change Happen at the Grassroots

Three community organizers on how their work proves change really can happen through grassroots efforts despite political gridlock and economic uncertainty.

Los Angeles Looks to Land Banking to Lower Construction Costs for Affordable Housing

The project is part of the L.A. River Master Plan, though officials hope to take it countywide to narrow a massive shortfall in affordable housing.

A Tale of Three Cities – How Bakersfield, Columbus and Houston Tackled Homelessness

“We accomplished this because we changed our mindset and our beliefs. We now believe homelessness is not an individual issue but a community issue.” 

A Call for Help From LA’s Lifeline – Deal Would Take Humans Out of Human Services

A proposed contract would replace highly-trained responders with chat bots to handle the thousands of calls each month from residents seeking support.

County Supervisors Approve LA River Master Plan and Land Bank for Affordable Housing

County officials approved a revitalization plan for the LA River this week despite opposition from environmental and indigenous groups.

CA Bill Seeks to End 300-Year-Old Foreclosure Practice, Keeping Billions in Communities

The bill would amend California’s foreclosure process to ensure homeowners retain their equity, addressing a key driver of the racial wealth gap.

There’s Gold in California for Strapped Renters, Homeowners, Landlords

A March 17 press briefing co-hosted by EMS housing advocates and experts laid out many ways the state is trying to keep Californians housed.

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