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Homelessness Deepens in Los Angeles County, Jumps 13%

LOS ANGELES — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400 and authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt, officials said Friday....
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Massive Effort to Get Los Angeles Homeless Into Hotels

LOS ANGELES — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect them and others from infection. “We're going big in LA. We based our goal on what the...
Photo of a homeless camp in Oakland, Calif.

California Rushes to Prevent Virus Spread Among the Homeless

SACRAMENTO — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and diff...