Tag: Homeless

Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I need my money,” insists Giorgio, the 56-year-old who visits Larchmont Boulevard daily with a shopping cart filled with his meager possessions. “It’s an obligation! According to the law!” he shouts, referring to some combination of unemployment, Social Security and disability compensation he says he used to get until he received an unsigned letter from […]

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The Nimby Diaries: Homes end homelessness — we need to say ‘yes’ to new housing

The Nimby Diaries: Homes end homelessness — we need to say ‘yes’ to new housing

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Recent polling found 66% of California voters (54% of whom were Republicans) approve of a bill to amend the California Constitution to establish a fundamental human right to housing. So, how is California doing — housing our residents? Sadly, Los Angeles allowed the population of the unhoused to escalate to crisis levels before taking action. […]

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Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Allison Schallert is a woman on a mission to curb homelessness in Los Angeles. The citizen activist was born and raised in Illinois, studied at DePaul University in Chicago, and spent time in Toronto and New York City before relocating to Los Angeles in 1991. “What brought you to Los Angeles?” I ask. “No reason,” […]

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Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stories can speak volumes. Just ask Marilyn Wells, an advocate for the homeless with impressive academic credentials. Wells was so moved by one woman’s talk that she started a formidable speaker series. “I was listening to her,” Wells explained last month, “and I thought this woman is the key. People need to see somebody who […]

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