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Everett OKs $25,000 to create safe parking lot for homeless

HeraldNet:

Everett OKs $25,000 to create safe parking lot for homeless

The Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church provides a “safe parking lot” for up to 10 cars each night behind the church. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

The spaces aim to provide a more secure environment for people who are sleeping in their cars.

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By |2022-03-10T19:55:21+00:00April 1, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Everett OKs $25,000 to create safe parking lot for homeless

L.A.’s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: The Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars

The Hollywood Reporters:

L.A.'s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: The Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars


In response to exorbitant rents, many assistants, craftspeople and working actors are adopting a transient lifestyle, some by choice, some less so: "It's hard for me to say this because I don't think of myself as in need of help, but right now I need help."

By |2022-03-10T19:56:18+00:00December 20, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on L.A.’s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: The Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars

Bloomberg mentioned Safe Parking LA in their recent article about homeless crisis

Bloomberg Businessweek published an article about homeless crisis in LA. The article featured Safe Parking LA services for the homeless vehicle dwellers.

L., who asked to go by her middle initial for fear of losing her job, couldn’t afford her apartment earlier this year after failing to cobble together enough teaching assignments at two community colleges. By July she’d exhausted her savings and turned to a local nonprofit called Safe Parking L.A., which outfits a handful of lots around the city with security guards, port-a-potties, Wi-Fi, and solar-powered electrical chargers. Sleeping in her car would allow her to save for a deposit on an apartment. On that night in late September, under basketball hoops owned by an Episcopal church in Koreatown, she was one of 16 people in 12 vehicles. Ten of them were female, two were children, and half were employed.

Read Bloomberg’s full coverage:

The Homeless Crisis Is Getting Worse in America’s Richest Cities

A toxic combination of slow wage growth and skyrocketing rents has put housing out of reach for a greater number of people.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-20/the-homeless-crisis-is-getting-worse-in-america-s-richest-cities

By |2022-03-10T19:57:55+00:00November 20, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bloomberg mentioned Safe Parking LA in their recent article about homeless crisis

The Chief Legislative Analyst recommends Blumenfield-Krekorian resolution to support Safe Parking programs

The Chief Legislative Analyst released a recommendation to adopt the Blumenfield-Krekorian resolution to support Safe Parking programs. The resolution would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide supplemental services to Safe Parking programs. Read about the resolution here.

By |2022-03-10T19:59:17+00:00November 17, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Chief Legislative Analyst recommends Blumenfield-Krekorian resolution to support Safe Parking programs

2 Safe Parking Lots Identified in Harbor Area

Two parking lots in the Harbor area have been identified as designated Safe Parking Lots. An area around 7th street as well as an industrial site on South Figueroa. The actual start dates of the two lots are undetermined at this time, as funding and the hours of operation must first be worked out.

By |2022-03-10T20:01:46+00:00October 1, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2 Safe Parking Lots Identified in Harbor Area

Living Behind the Wheel

From "Slate Magazine": Living Behind the Wheel. As housing costs soar in major cities, more Americans are living behind the wheel. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development doesn’t collect national data on vehicle residency, but unsheltered homelessness—a category that includes people sleeping in vehicles—is on the rise.

By |2022-03-08T01:18:19+00:00August 20, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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