Dear Friends, On September 8th, LA’s 2022 Homeless Count numbers finally came out. This is the annual federally mandated census of homelessness, undertaken over multiple… Read More »A Note From Councilmember Raman: Homeless Count Results
By Bob Blumenfield As we have been successfully creating more transitional and permanent housing, the City Council has been approving specific, but limited locations where… Read More »City Council to Crack Down on Homeless Camps
The Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization (WHHO) has sent a formal letter to Councilman Bob Blumenfield that “vehemently objects to your support for the proposed use… Read More »Homeowners Association Formally Opposes Homeless Hotels
Valley News Group has reported on the growing homeless camp on Ventura Blvd. right in front of Target Woodland Hills. Recent complaints, however, have the… Read More »Target Woodland Hills: New Target for Homeless?
This week the LA City Council passed legislation, which I co-authored, that will establish constitutional, enforceable laws prohibiting encampments in certain sensitive areas. Areas that… Read More »New Encampment Limits Pass City Council-How Will They Impact the Valley’s Homeless Crisis?
“It’s a tiny solution to a huge problem,” says Ken Craft. He can state that with authority. Craft, CEO of Hope of the Valley Rescue… Read More »Tiny Homes for Homeless Coming to West Valley
Joined by LA Family Housing at a small celebration under COVID-19 protocols, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield has announced that the City of Los Angeles has purchased… Read More »West Valley Hotels to Become Homeless Housing
Councilman Bob Blumenfield has set the date of November 16 to remove all homeless encampments from the Winnetka and Corbin underpasses of the freeway. LAHSA (Los… Read More »Blumenfield Vows to Move Homeless from Winnetka – But Will They Leave?
We are wearing masks. Practicing self-quarantine. Isolating at home. But what if you don’t have a home? The issue of the homeless during a pandemic… Read More »We’re Self Isolating at Home; But What About the Homeless?
The Los Angeles City Council this week reinstated a temporary ordinance that restricts people from living in their cars in residential areas – or next… Read More »City Reinstates Ban on Living In Your Car
Countless homeless have shown up at a Tarzana mansion looking for shelter only to be turned away by the residents who are becoming increasingly frustrated… Read More »Online Prank Leads Homeless to Tarzana Mansion to Find Shelter
A City of Los Angeles law barring people from sleeping in cars parked on residential streets expired at the end of June. The City Council… Read More »City Ban on Sleeping in Cars Expired and Not Renewed
State Senator Henry Stern, along with several other legislators, submitted a request to The Joint Legislative Audit Committee to examine county practices and make recommendations… Read More »In Wake of Homelessness Numbers, Stern Submits Requests to Extend “51-50” Hold for Homeless
I’m a strong proponent of civil liberties and individual rights. You’ll hear me loud and clear on the issues of freedom on the press and… Read More »Enough of Civil Liberties, Do Something With the Homeless
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved funding for a new permanent Bridge Housing site in the West Valley. In… Read More »West Valley First to Get Permanent Homeless Bridge Housing