Posts Tagged as "Homeless"

Extreme Rent Hike Pushes Longtime Resident Out

Dec. 5, 2017 / By
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This disabled senior saw his rent increase and you're not going to believe by how much.

Persistent Gentrification in Long Beach Increases Student Homelessness and Debt

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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“They’re working several jobs in order to make ends meet in addition to going to school. They come in hoping that financial aid will cover everything and they find out it will not.”

I Found Out My Long-Lost Friend was Homeless. So We Caught Up…

Jul. 6, 2017 / By
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"I lost contact with him after high school and was pretty shocked to know a friend of mine was living in the streets."

Ballot Measure Aims to Stem Rising Youth Homelessness in L.A.

Mar. 2, 2017 / By
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More youth are homeless now because of Los Angeles' rising cost of living. Can Measure H help?

Homeless Customers Complain of Poor Treatment by Downtown Businesses

May. 20, 2016 / By
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While homeless patrons say all they want is to be treated like other customers, business owners complain of the many challenges they pose.

El Niño Hits Long Beach Homeless Community

Feb. 2, 2016 / By and
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As the storm makes it way through SoCal, it's the people who sleep outside who are suffering the most. We spoke directly to local homeless folks to hear how they were faring.

This Time It Was Me: One Young Person’s Struggle With Homelessness

Jul. 29, 2014 / By
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Ed note: In America, a person is considered to be in poverty if they make under $11,000 a year, meaning most people with minimum wage jobs are in poverty and one in 45 children in the U.S...

Grand Prix May Have Displaced Homeless

Apr. 26, 2013 / By
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Dedra Wilson was woken up around 5:40 a.m. on last Thursday morning by Long Beach police...

Snapshots of Homeless Youth in Long Beach

Apr. 19, 2013 / By
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The stereotype of a homeless person is such: an older man, holding a sign, with missing teeth, begging on a street corner...

Homeless Youth Project Releases Statewide Action Plan

Mar. 2, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Video, Valerie Klinker,

Ed. Note: At a Jan. 13 State Capitol press conference hosted by Senator Carol Liu (D-Glendale), the California Research Bureau’s Homeless Youth Project released their statewide action plan entitled “More Than Just a Roof: How California Can End Youth Homelessness.” The plan, intended as a set of measures for state officials and service providers, looks at a number of issues, including prevention, education and employment...

Local Community Leaders React to Mayor’s State of the City

Jan. 18, 2013 / By
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While some community leaders have showed support after Mayor Bob Foster’s optimistic 2013 State of the City, some still have reservations about how firmly he patted his own back and those of city staffers during the speech...

Homeless Black Youth Largely Invisible to Service Providers

Jan. 3, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Nicole Hudley, Posted: Jan 03, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A recent report comparing the experiences of Caucasian and African American homeless youth describes stark differences between how those two groups seek and access support services, including the key finding that African American youth are less likely to self-identify as homeless, suggesting their numbers may be larger than previously believed...