LA mayor promises plan for ending homelessness

KPCC: Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday promised he would release a plan in August that would be a blueprint to end homelessness in Los Angeles.

 

Five Futuristic Pieces of Angelino Architecture

V3LLUM: There is no arguing that Los Angeles is currently neck deep in a housing crisis at the moment. The costs of renting any-where in the city are quickly spiraling out of control and this forces many people and families onto the streets. The New Carver Homes apartments are an attempt at providing affordable housing to those most in need. The building is made up of 96 units, each a studio with a small kitchen, built around a central courtyard space. The New Carver Homes Apartments offer the disadvantaged a place to get back on their feet with things like wifi, laundry facilities, etc. and does so without managing to look like a prison. It’s a win/win.

Creating Communities

Metropolis Magazine: In America, nineteen million low-income families are “housing insecure.” Housing specialist Katie Swenson discusses different strategies to begin tackling this urgent issue.

Architects rethinking design of housing for formerly homeless residents

NPR: On any given night, tens of thousands of people across the United States are living on the streets.

Many advocates are pushing for a new model, permanent supportive housing, to reduce homelessness. The model prioritizes a stable place to live and has been shown to keep people from falling back into homelessness.

California using healthcare dollars to run housing for homeless

Healthcare Finance News: The state is asking the federal government for permission to use Medicaid money to help put the most medically fragile homeless people in housing.