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Will the Crisis at Echo Park Lake Sink Councilman Mitch O’Farrell?

The District 13 councilman became the fall guy for the politically disastrous clearing of Echo Park Lake’s homeless camp. Now the blowback threatens his re-election.
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Dr. Drew Is No Longer Up for Homeless Commission Consideration

The celeb doctor and repentant COVID denier had been floated as a candidate for the ten-member Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority board
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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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On Her First Day on the Council, Nithya Raman Announces Motions and Promises to ‘Strengthen Systems of Care’

The new council member got to work right after a private swearing in ceremony
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These 11 Organizations Are Working Hard to Stem the Tide of Homelessness in L.A.

Nearly 70,000 people are homeless in L.A. County. Here are some local organizations trying to change that
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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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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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Inside Veterans Row, the Tent City That’s Sprung Up Outside the VA

Outside the VA's fenced-in campus, homeless veterans are calling attention to the agency's neglect