The board voted unanimously Thursday to look at solutions that could include assigning outreach workers to all 13 “end-of-the-line” stations that include cities like Azusa, Norwalk, Redondo Beach and Long Beach.
Over the last several months, the Long Beach Post has been investigating why our city and so many others across the state seem unable to solve the problem of homelessness despite a record influx of money.
The vote came as a response to recent concerns expressed by Long Beach council members and residents, who have described an influx of homeless people who are forced to exit Metro A (formerly Blue) Line trains in the Downtown area.
An operation that could last until April 18 could disrupt travel along the bike path as city crews clear homeless encampments along the Los Angeles River.
Three leading Long Beach Black chefs treated guests to a multi-course gourmet meal ahead of the Long Beach Black Restaurant Week this month, Jan. 23-30.
Long Beach currently does not have a policy in place that would create a zoned off encampment, and there isn’t a policy currently making its way through the City Council, but the concept is being discussed internally.
Using $800 million in state and federal dollars, Project Homekey has created thousands of units across California by funding the purchases of hotels and motels to house homeless people.
Anyone facing a misdemeanor in Long Beach will now be considered for the program if there’s evidence of a mental health condition or substance-abuse disorder.
Long Beach saw a jump in the number of homeless people that died from 2019 to 2020—a trend that was also reported at the county level.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, residents can drop off much-needed items such as sleeping bags, tents and socks at the Expo Arts Center in Bixby Knolls.