New “Change for Change” meters will collect funds that will go into the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness.
The judge predicted more municipalities will likely join the settlements stemming from litigation that originated when Orange County officials tried to clear out a riverbed encampment.
The city will assess if it’s feasible to create a Long Beach-specific app to help identify open shelter beds and other services.
Long Beach’s Safe Parking Pilot program will start out small this September with about 20 vehicles total allowed to park in lots throughout the city.
He said the state has lacked a strategy to curb homelessness but argued that answers will come from the local level.
Stories From the Frontline is a storytelling series taking place across the county and organized by the homelessness nonprofit United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
“A society that can’t provide housing for everyone—and particularly for children, elders, veterans, and people struggling with mental illness—is failing in a profound way,” Brezenoff said.
A total of 61 persons who died in Long Beach while experiencing homelessness this year will be remembered during an annual memorial service in Bixby Knolls scheduled this Friday.
Wayne Jacobson now shares his story, including at a recent discussion on how to tackle homelessness and help those in need in Long Beach.
The shelter will operate daily between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. Hours may be extended in the event of rainy weather.