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A 19-Story Tower Coming to Skid Row Will Be L.A.’s Biggest Homeless Housing Project of Its Kind

Weingart Tower, which breaks ground Tuesday, will add 278 new units to L.A.'s stock of permanent supportive housing for the homeless
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The Citizens of Skid Row: A View from Inside the Hub of L.A.’s Unhoused Community

Since the ’70s, this four-square-mile swath of downtown has been a symbol of the city’s urban blight. But for the people who live there, it’s a neighborhood with codes and customs all its own.
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‘We’re On It’: L.A. County Makes Its Case for Being Dropped from a Landmark Homelessness Lawsuit

At a virtual hearing today, an attorney for the county insisted to a judge, “We don’t belong in this lawsuit”
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L.A. County Is Appealing an Order That Demands Action on Homelessness

The filing sets up a showdown about the judiciary’s power over the city's and county's policy decisions
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‘A Legacy of Racism’: Judge Issues Bold Order to House Skid Row’s Homeless

In an injunction filed Tuesday, Judge David O. Carter sets a timeline for housing the homeless on Skid Row—and restricts Mayor Garcetti’s nearly billion-dollar homeless plan
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After COVID-19, Can Downtown L.A. Get Back Up?

The pandemic brought DTLA’s comeback to a screeching halt. Here’s how the city’s historic hub can reclaim its swagger

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?
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An Outdoor Church in Skid Row Was Already Close to Broke—Then Someone Stole All of Its Equipment

A devastating theft wound up being a blessing in disguise for the Row Church Without Walls
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A Suspect Has Been Arrested for Setting a Skid Row Resident on Fire

The community will gather to honor the victim, Darrell Fields
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The Renegade Doctor of Skid Row Is Caring for Homeless Addicts in Revolutionary Ways

Raised in privilege, Dr. Susan Partovi has spent her career tending to people the public health system has left behind