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Fires Raise Questions About ‘Tiny Homes’ As L.A. Homeless Settlement Looms

The pallet shelter homes are in Los Angeles and elsewhere, but fires in Oakland and Banning have destroyed structures and displaced people.

LA Family Housing Co-Chair on Mayor’s Proposed $1 Billion Plan To End Homelessness

"The housing is really important, but it also needs social services, it also needs medical care, we need more mental health care," LAFH's Blair Rich tells LA Mag

Tentative ‘Settlement’ in Lawsuit Over Homelessness Leaves Many Questions

Los Angeles County opposes the deal, as does the Los Angeles Community Action Network and at least one city councilmember

City Crews Clear Little Tokyo Homeless Encampment Amid Protests

Los Angeles city authorities cleared out a large homelessness encampment in downtown’s Little Tokyo on Thursday evening and Friday morning

In the Shadow of Meth on Skid Row (Photo Essay)

Editor's note: The images in this exclusive spread for Los Angeles magazine may be disturbing for some readers.

The New Brand of Meth That’s Fueling L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

A controversial new book by former L.A. Times reporter Sam Quinones claims that a cheap and potent form of Mexican meth is causing a surge of deaths and homelessness in Los  Angeles. Are we doing enough to address the city’s drug problem? And why aren’t more people paying attention?

Newsom Wants Mentally Ill And Addicted Homeless People Put Into Treatment

“CA is taking a major step forward to support mental health and fight homelessness...This is big," the California governor says

L.A.’s $1.2 Billion Bond May Not Be Enough to Tackle Homelessness

According to a new audit released, "the soaring cost of living and lack of affordable housing have been further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic."

L.A. Homeless Count to Resume After COVID-Related Hiatus

The 2021 count was cancelled due to the rise of Delta and Omicron variants

Veterans Row Homeless Encampment Cleanup Is Underway

Officials started clearing out the encampment located outside of the historic Veteran Affairs campus in West L.A. on Monday morning