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Why Don’t We Create Sheltered Neighborhoods?

For more than two decades, I have led a homeless services and housing development agency that was started here in Los Angeles. I have seen dozens of plans, initiatives, policies, ordinances and lawsuits designed to address homelessness. And yet, our communities continue to be inundated with people living on our streets. Ironically, nearly every stakeholder […]

Homeless or Criminal?

But then the parties started. Out came the drugs. Cars pulled up and Harry’s new neighbors sidled up alongside them, negotiating with the drivers. His street had become a swap meet for illegal substances.