Results tagged “Matt Tinoco”

Is LA's Homeless Service System Working? Not For This Man

When he moved in, he was told the path to housing should emerge in 90 days. 90 days passed, and then 90 days passed again, but the housing didn't materialize.

Reform Of LA's Homelessness Agency Seems Likely

Elected officials have called for LAHSA reform three times in 2020.

A Bridge To Where? Few Exit LA's 'Temporary' Homeless Shelters For Permanent Housing

In the first "A Bridge Home" sites, approximately 26% of program participants exited to permanent housing.

Hundreds Of Thousands Are Behind On Rent. Why Won't Politicians Cancel It?

With so many unemployed, and government assistance disappearing, there's fears of a looming "eviction tsunami."

LA Wants To Quickly House 15,000 Homeless People. How?

Even though L.A. moved fewer than a quarter of that number into hotels through Project Roomkey, it still wants to house 15,000 ASAP.

Why Armed Cops Are The First Responders For The Homelessness Crisis

In the day-to-day of L.A.'s homelessness crisis, police take on a disproportionate role.

SoCal's Homeless Crisis Is Accelerating. Here Are The 2020 Numbers

A dismaying reveal during a dismaying time; homelessness jumped another 13% this year.

Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

While a large number, it falls far short of Governor Newsom's 15,000 goal. And as the hotel rooms have only been leased for three months, the future is uncertain

LA Officials Submit Plans For Relocation Of Homeless Away From Freeways

What does a court order to clear out homeless camps from under freeways actually mean?

Government-Run Homeless Camps Could Come To LA

It would be a massive shift in how we manage homelessness, providing immediate, if temporary, relief.

Amid Financial Distress, LA Mayor Proposes Steady Funding For Homelessness

Before we get too optimistic, though, remember this: most spending on homelessness here comes through L.A. County, not the city.

Homeless Residents Are Being Moved Inside, But It's Slower Than Hoped

Complications include staffing, food, and the need to socially distance.

Your Guide To LA's Eviction Rules During The Coronavirus Pandemic

You lost your job. You can't pay your rent. Your landlord is threatening to kick you out. Here's what they can (and can't) do.

Without Rent Forgiveness, Experts Say Homelessness Will Just Get Worse

Right now, tenants are still responsible for rent missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Everybody Is Crammed In.' Scenes From A Homeless Shelter During A Pandemic

L.A. County's homeless shelter system has about 12,000 beds, many not set up for social distancing.

What It's Like To Be Homeless During A Pandemic

For the thousands homeless in Los Angeles, the pandemic is just one thing among many that makes life difficult.

How LA Is (Or Is Not) Protecting Homeless People From Coronavirus

Officials are scrambling to prevent an outbreak in a highly vulnerable population of people.

Are Voters Angry Enough About Homelessness To Start Voting Out Incumbents?

Behind the scenes, the competition for Council District 4 is likely already affecting homeless policy in L.A

LA's Annual Homeless Count (Or Undercount?) Is Underway

The federal government requires cities to periodically count their homeless residents. But don't expect the tally to be accurate.

LA Politicians Are Working With Trump On Homelessness

L.A. County is home to nearly 60,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Our shelter system has space for fewer than 16,000 people.

Here's How SoCal Cities Could Build More Homeless Shelters, Clean Up Sidewalks, And Possibly Not Get Sued

The court order that cleared O.C.'s massive homeless encampment just got more important.

Should Homeless People Have The Legal Right To Sleep Outside? The Supreme Court May Give Us An Answer

A federal court decision last year said homeless people do indeed have that right, but many disagree.

Does LA Actually Have More Vacant Units Than Homeless People? Our Mea Culpa

The answer is probably "yes" even though a recent study that affirmed this used data that raises some questions.

Authors Pull Back Study That Found LA Has More Vacant Homes Than Homeless People [UPDATED]

A financialized housing market leaves regular people falling behind.

Eviction Notices Are Surging As Landlords Take Advantage Of A Loophole. Here's How Cities Are Responding

Tenants will soon get more state protection against evictions. But in the meantime, cities have been forced to step in to try to keep people in their homes.

How To Get Into And Out Of LAX Without Losing Your Mind (Or Your Ride)

Rather than listen to each other complain, here are some real tips.

Los Angeles Is Cracking Down On Vacation Rentals -- Finally

New rules that go into effect Nov. 1 are designed to keep most rentals in the city for Angelenos.

Homeless Deaths In LA County Have Nearly Doubled In The Past 6 Years

"Put simply, being homeless in L.A. County is becoming increasingly deadly."

Los Angeles Approves Moratorium On No-Fault Evictions

Landowners had a window to evict tenants until a state ban takes effect in January. But L.A. just closed it.

Housing The Homeless Is Actually Saving LA Money

A study found that for every dollar L.A. County invested in Housing for Health, it saved $1.20 in reduced health care and social service costs in other county departments.

These LA Doctors Do House Calls At Homeless Encampments

Providing health care on the streets isn't perfect, but it can save lives.

LA's Current Homeless Outreach Strategy Is Misguided, Says City Controller

City Controller Ron Galperin urges the city to take a proactive approach, not a reactive one like it currently does.

LA's Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated

The proposed changes would outlaw sleeping on public space within 500 feet of schools and parks, and within 10 feet of any building entrance or driveway.

What Is The Federal Government Doing To End Homelessness In LA?

Section 8, HUD-VASH, McKinney-Vento: Here's your guide to how the federal government does (or doesn't) address homelessness.

After The Mayor Visited Their Homeless Encampment, They Lost All Their Belongings

The city gets thousands of requests to clean up homeless encampments. But how the city responds can make it harder for people to get off the street.

It's (Still) Against The Law To Sleep In Your Car In LA

At least 9,500 people live in a vehicle in the city of Los Angeles. But good luck doing it legally.

That Was Your Second Warning, Los Angeles. Get Some Extra Water. Now

The Big One is coming, Southern California. Get Serious. Get Ready.

Surprise! (To, Probably, No One) Southern California Is America's Most 'Cost-Burdened' Housing Market

Here's a startling statistic: One in four households in LA and Orange Counties pay at least half of all their income on housing.

It Took Inheritance For My Family To 'Win' In LA's Housing Market

The reality is that unless you're lucky enough to already own property or be among L.A.'s highest earners, your dream of home ownership is probably out of reach.

Matt Tinoco, Housing And Homelessness Reporter

I will help you understand how Southern California's sky-high housing costs are changing how we live.

LA Leaders Opposed A Law That Would Make It Harder To Tow Cars -- Even If People Are Living In Them

A proposed state law would outlaw the practice that backers argue disproportionately hurts poor people and leave even more people on the streets.

LA County Homelessness Is Getting Worse. Here Are The Numbers

The increase comes despite a record public investment to end homelessness.

Homelessness Is Getting Worse In Southern California. Here's Why

The high cost of housing is the main reason people fall into homelessness, and keeping a roof over your head isn't getting any more affordable.

With Rents Skyrocketing, Inglewood Is Working On A Plan To Protect Tenants

One tenant told Inglewood officials she has seen her rent more than double since moving in two years ago. But property owners say that the proposed rules take money out of their pockets.

LA Will Spend $30M This Year On Homeless Sweeps. Do They Even Work?

A coalition of homeless advocates, service providers, and housing developers say no. They say more spending more on services, not enforcement, would do more to get people off the street.

The Far-Reach Of The 9th Circuit's Decision To Stand Firm On Landmark Homeless Case

A federal court rejected further review of Martin v. City of Boise, which says you can't criminalize homeless people just for being homeless in the American West.

Is LA Waiting Too Long To Help The Newly Homeless? A New Report Says Yes

Nearly 11,000 people are newly homeless every month in L.A. County, according to a new report. While a majority find a new home on their own, others join the long-term homeless. Is there a better way?

One in Three Times The LAPD Used Force In 2018 It Involved A Homeless Person

Some very stark findings in LAPD's annual reports on homeless. A small sampling of 2018 stats: More than 9,000 tents "processed," 3,600 tons of garbage and 60,437 pounds of human waste removed.

They Set 1,800 Traps At LA's City Hall And When They Checked Them: No Fleas

Inspectors also didn't find much evidence of a rat infestation in the historic building or others nearby. The vermin have been tied to a downtown typhus outbreak.

LA Won't Fight Lawsuit Limiting Encampment Sweeps On Skid Row

The decision came after three hours of private deliberations by the L.A. City Council

A Groundbreaking Report Goes Deep On Black Homelessness In Los Angeles

The report includes 67 specific recommendations for local policymakers. Will they listen?

Meet The Angelenos Who Aren't Waiting For The Government To Address The Homelessness Crisis

What started as a band of neighbors who wanted to get to know their homeless neighbors on a first name basis has grown into one of the strongest advocates for the homeless in its corner of the city.

LA's Chief Accountant Wants To Know Why All The Anti-Homelessness Money Isn't Being Spent

Less than 1/10 of the money available for homeless housing has been spent.

LA Counts Its Homeless, But Counting Everybody Is Virtually Impossible

Last year's count estimated that, on any given night, about 53,000 people are homeless in L.A. county.

The FBI Is Shaking Up LA City Hall. They May Be Looking For Chinese Money

Somebody may be in a lot of trouble as agents investigate if federal crimes were committed in connection with Los Angeles building projects.

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles

8 great rides that take place on roads that are entirely car-free or have light traffic -- and they work for folks of all fitness levels.

One Person Actually Can Help The Homeless. Here's How

Here are some tangible, actionable ways to make a difference.

Your Homeless Neighbors Have Probably Lived In LA Longer Than You

Homelessness affects virtually all demographic groups.

LA County Approves Universal Health Standards For Homeless Shelters

L.A. has never had a universal standard for inspecting shelters.

Is The Skid Row Typhus Outbreak A Manufactured Crisis?

Typhus is "commonly found" throughout the region, says the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health.

LA County's Supervisors Have Endorsed Proposition 10 (The Rent Control One)

Why does anyone care what they think? More people live in L.A. County than in 42 U.S. States.

Is LA Really Going To Federal Court To Argue It Can Seize And Destroy Homeless People's Property?

A ruling two years ago essentially put a stop to cleanup sweeps on Skid Row. Should the city fight for the right? What if it loses?

What You Need To Know About Proposition 10: The Affordable Housing Act

Should cities be allowed to pass rent control? That's the $60 million question.

92 Percent Of LA Homes Are Unaffordable To The Average Person

We're No. 2! After San Francisco, L.A. is the second least affordable housing market in the country.

'Don't Grab Workers': McDonald's Employees Walk Out Over Toxic Male Behavior

In South L.A. about 100 people, mostly Latinas, marched to a McDonalds restaurant at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Florence Ave.

LA County Moves Forward On Stabilizing Rents For 200,000 People

If enacted, it would limit annual rent increases to 3 percent each year for residents who live outside the boundaries of one of the county's 88 cities.

LA's First Emergency Homeless Shelter Under Mayor's Bridge Housing Initiative Opens Sept. 10

The El Pueblo site, which cost about $2.4 million to build, consists of several subdivided trailers built into living facilities.

Rent Strikes Are Back. Can They Save Poor Tenants From Homelessness?

Withholding the monthly rent check from the landlords is a risky move, but renters around SoCal are doing it more and more.

300 Seniors In Chinatown Escape Steep Rent Hike, But What About Everyone Else?

L.A. Councilmember Gil Cedillo helped broker a deal to stop an 8% rent hike for poor seniors in Chinatown. Now the question is whether it's an approach that can help others buried by the region's sky-high rents.

LA County Is Considering Rent Control For Mobile Homes

The ordinance would limit rent increases in mobile home parks to 3 percent annually.

LA Is Considering Free Lawyers For People Facing Eviction

Tenants typically represent themselves in eviction cases and face off with their landlord's attorney in unlawful eviction cases.

O.J. Simpson Has Been Released From Nevada Prison

Simpson served nine years for a botched Vegas robbery in 2007

Los Angeles' Midnight Beach Curfew Might Get Washed Out To Sea

It is currently illegal to be on a Los Angeles beach between midnight and 5 a.m.

CBS Is Probably Planning To Sell Its Fairfax Television City

It's the one time home of Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, Ronald Reagan, and Judy Garland.

L.A. Might Restrict Who Can Challenge Where Weed Stores Can Open

Within 500 feet, or not within 500 feet... that is the question

Legendary Former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Hospitalized

Lasorda has reportedly been in an ICU for several days, though is resting comfortably.

Humpback Whale Trapped In Ventura Harbor Swims Free

Imagine being a whale trapped in a small, shallow, murky harbor.

What It Was Like To See U2 Perform The Joshua Tree Live

U2 performed the first of a two-night run at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

ICYMI: Humans May Have Arrived In North America 130,000 Years Ago

LAUSD has an expensive race, Metro wants to fix its buses, and much, much more!

Disorderly Man Aboard LAX Flight Is Disorderly, Military Scrambles Fighter Jet Escorts

Passengers subdued him, and then duct taped the man to his seat.

LAPD's Gun Buyback Day Collects Almost 800 Guns... And An Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher

LAPD gun buyback days allow residents to surrender their unwanted weapons, no questions asked.

Last Unknown Victim Of L.A. Riots Finally Identified, 25 Years Later

Armando Ortiz Hernandez was 18-years-old when he died in burning Pep Boys at 58th and Vermont.

ICYMI: Animals Become 'Dishonest' When They Live In Cities

Like 80 people are running for city council, Matt Groening's own Bojack horseman, the government is spying on us all, and much, much more!

62 Million Trees Have Died In California In 2016

There are now 102 million dead trees in California.

ICYMI: Vince Neil Got Un-Invited From Playing At Trump's Inauguration

Star Wars Land is coming along nicely, Paul Koretz is a sleaze, a man who travelled from Florida died doing what he loved, and more!

Three L.A. Men Are Suing Chipotle Because They Felt Too Full After Finishing Their Burritos

The sign said '300 Calories'. The burrito certainly contained more.

LADWP Accidentally Overcharged Its Customers By At Least $67.5 Million

Customers should get a refund by summer of 2017.

USC Student Found Dead Inside Fraternity House Bedroom

Officials believe the death was a suicide.

A Motel 6 In The Valley Is Allegedly A Mega-Criminal Hangout And A 'Prostitution Mill'

More than 50 people have been arrested at the motel since 2013.

ICYMI: Metro Seeks To Shift Policing Duties From Sheriff's Department To LAPD And LBPD

Other people are jealous of L.A.'s cars, the New Yorker is months late on the Death Valley Superbloom, and the Nazis had a list of L.A. friendlies.

Photos: Spending The Night Aboard An Enormous Battleship

We spent a night aboard a decommissioned U.S. battleship.

ICYMI: You Need A Six-Figure Income To Buy A House In L.A. County

Local media is dead, the Army Corps doesn't care, and L.A. is still a sanctuary city.

Roughly 150 People Arrested Saturday Morning For Anti-Donald Trump Demonstration In Downtown

The march went all over downtown, covering ground between the Civic Center and L.A. Live.

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