LA TImes – Opinion: The most vulnerable person living on the streets of skid row is a 65-year-old veteran who has been homeless for 37 years. He has kidney and liver disease, has been to hospital emergency rooms four times in the last three months and has been arrested four times in the last six months.
About Heidi Genrich
Heidi Genrich is the Communications Manager at Skid Row Housing Trust. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries by Heidi Genrich
Wall Street Journal: Established and Rising Architects Bring Innovation to Affordability
LA Times: Project 50 could be the beginning of a coordinated response to homelessness in L.A.
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: A new strategic partnership between Los Angeles City and County officials that is moving forward a disciplined approach to identify and prioritize housing and services for the most vulnerable and disabled is offering new hope for a more effective approach for ending the homelessness of those living long term on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
LA TImes: County supervisors are expected to approve a project that aims to get the most vulnerable people off skid row and into supportive sites.
LA Downtown News: Art Project to Remove Urban Blight Touches More Than Street Corners. The garden is part of a new and unusual experiment to green Downtown’s grittiest streets.
NY Times: Since the late 1990s, advocacy groups like the Skid Row Housing Trust have been trying to increase the number of permanent supportive housing units, which provide treatment support and monitor tenants’ progress.
NY Times – Art & Design, Architecture Review: The projects, known as the Rainbow Apartments and the New Carver Apartments and run by the nonprofit Skid Row Housing Trust, reflect changing thinking about how best to reintegrate the homeless into society.
LA Downtown News: Though Proponents Say They Help Get the Homeless off the Streets, ‘Shelter Plus Care’ Projects Face a Tough Road
LA Times – Critic’s Notebook: As downtown continues its fitful evolution, with projects such as Frank Gehry’s pair of towers on Grand Avenue moving toward realization, the pressure to “solve” that neighborhood’s homeless problem, or at least disperse it, will grow only more intense.