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The Homeless Republic of Echo Park: Life (and a Death) in L.A.’s Fastest-Growing Tent City

As a city of youthful homeless people sprang up in Echo Park, neither police nor politicians were eager to step in. It all seemed like an egalitarian paradise until an honor student was found dead in a tent
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City Council Tables Its Anti-Homeless Encampment Ordinance—For Now

A proposal that would effectively criminalize sleeping outside is being put on hold amid outcry and a lack of housing, but further consideration is expected soon

The Faces—and Stories—of Skid Row

For five years, street photographer Suzanne Stein has been telling the stories of the vulnerable unhoused people who call downtown L.A.'s encampments home. But is anybody listening?

L.A. Is the Third Worst-Paying Metropolis for Millennials

Being part of the biggest generation of working adults isn't easy—especially in L.A.
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Inside a Judge’s Controversial Crusade to Solve Homelessness in L.A.

As he presides over a lawsuit against the city and county over conditions in homeless encampments, 76-year-old Judge David O. Carter finds himself at the crux of one of the most pressing issues in the region
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We Asked Top Architects for Bold Solutions to L.A.’s Homeless Crisis. Here’s What They Came Up With

Can smart architects short-circuit opposition to affordable housing? These 13 designs may do the trick
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An L.A. Neighborhood Is in Turmoil After Residents Place Boulders in an Underpass to Deter the Unhoused

An unofficial effort to keep tents from popping up under the highway in the Reynier Village neighborhood has caused citywide outcry
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L.A. and Airbnb Have Finally Figured Out a Way to Enforce Short-Term Rental Rules

They've reportedly already eliminated upward of a thousand listings that were out of compliance
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Amid a Worsening Homelessness Crisis, Two Temporary Housing Options Are Ramping Down

As Los Angeles shifts its focus to permanent housing solutions, advocates worry that some people could fall through the cracks at a critical moment
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Upward of 300,000 L.A. Households Could Be at Risk if the State’s Eviction Ban Expires Next Month

As the state Judicial Council considers rescinding current tenant protections, a UCLA study warns of worst-case scenarios