Thousands join in Echo Park Wednesday to protest city plans to displace hundreds of encampments.
Andre Clark, 44, is a man in Long Beach who is one of the many residents in the city who are homeless. Events in a day of Clark’s life are seen below. All photos shot by Oscar Hernandez.
The program will provide housing stability to senior citizens, low income residents and individuals living in housing for the homeless.
The City Council discussed a new initiative to tackle homelessness and housing in Long Beach. During the motion, Kelly Colopy, the Long Beach Director of Health and Human Services, presented the Everyone Home Long Beach Task Force. According to the staff report, EHLB was designed to build on the city’s[Read More…]
After exhausting all financial options, several students resort to sleeping in their cars, skipping meals, couch surfing or even sleeping on the streets. One in five students are in need of food, and one in 10 are in need of housing, according to research by Cal State Long Beach assistant[Read More…]
The city of Long Beach recently announced the results of the 2017 Biennial Homeless Count to reveal a 21 percent reduction in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness in the city. Despite the decrease, some Long Beach residents feel that they have noticed no change. “If you go down[Read More…]
Long Beach’s Department of Health and Human Services to receive $8.17 million grant for homeless efforts
The Long Beach Continuum of Care received its largest competitive grant, totaling $8.17 million, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to battle homelessness on Feb. 17. The award will be split into two parts, with about $1 million to expand housing and support services and over $7[Read More…]
Utah is making homeowners of the homeless. According to a comprehensive report about homelessness by the state of Utah, 2005 marked the first year of a ten-year program to end homelessness by giving homeless people homes. The report also states that since then, there has been a 72 percent decline[Read More…]