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City Council continues efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach

City Council continues efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach

Bryan Aparicio, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Long Beach, News

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 Ev...

Hungry and homeless students receive aid at CSULB

Hungry and homeless students receive aid at CSULB

October 24, 2017

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...

Biennial Homeless Count shows 21 percent drop

Biennial Homeless Count shows 21 percent drop

Megan Hofilena and Brennon Dixson, Contributing Writers

May 14, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News, Showcase

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 decrea...

Long Beach’s Department of Health and Human Services to receive $8.17 million grant for homeless efforts

Madison Moore, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2015

Filed under News

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 million to support or add on new homeless projects, according to a statement from the City of Long Beach. Mayor Robert...

Give the homeless homes – If Utah can do it, why not California?

Ruben Diaz, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 of chronic homelessness in Utah and “chronic homelessness among veterans has reached an effective zero.” On the Daily...