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Hotels Housing Those Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles

In the city of Los Angeles, CA in 2020, almost 250,000 people needed housing services. Today, 117,000 are still on hold to receive it. The city has the 6th largest hotel market in the United States with over 1,000 hotels and more than 98,600 rooms. The Los Angeles City Council voted to position an enactment on the March 5, 2024 ballot that would house those experiencing homelessness in hotels.

Hotels As An Effective Tool For Hosting Those Experiencing Homelessness in COVID-19 and Beyond

The United States is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with an increased sense of safety and confidence. Its widespread vaccine efforts and record low infection rates have flushed people within the United States with opportunities that would be unthinkable just a year ago. While a tremendous amount is reverting to “normal,” particular adaptations and …

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How Mental Health has Played a Huge Roll for those Experiencing Homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental health is a prevalent issue for many people, and includes  individuals’ emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It also affects how we think, feel, and act,and helps us determine how to handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is also essential at every stage of life, regardless of age and gender. During …

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How to beat COVID-19? Vaccinate People Experiencing Homelessness

One of the best ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is by vaccinating as many people as possible. Herd immunity can help stop the spread of the virusas new variants become more deadly and easily spreadable. One of the most at-risk populations for contracting COVID-19 are those experiencing homelessness. These people may also not have …

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How School Closures Affected More than Just Student Learning

When COVID-19 shut down the world in March of 2020, every industry was affected in different ways. The education industry – from Pre-Kindergarten through Doctoral Programs – made a shift from in-person to online learning. But how did this shift affect students experiencing homelessness who may rely on their school systems for more than just …

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California’s Recovery Plan and the Homeless Communities

During the pandemic, mental health challenges became a massive issue for many Americans. As the world reopens, mental health should still be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. As part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 recovery plan, $6 billion was allocated to mental health systems in the state of California. But how will this new …

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Hidden Homelessness: The Hidden Issue In COVID-19

The struggles of COVID-19 were experienced far and wide. The World Health Organization denotes that there have been 180,650,000 COVID-19 cases with nearly 4 million COVID-19 deaths globally. Beyond the horrific health implications, businesses endured extended closures and constraints, causing an economic downturn that increased unemployment. These impacts were pervasive, with nobody emerging unscathed. However, …

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COVID’s Impact on Essential Workers in Homelessness

Disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, essential frontline workers have been the most at risk for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. Many of these workers are from low-income families and cannot afford to stay at home even in the midst of a global pandemic. While others were working from home, essential workers …

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