CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991 |
As people throughout Southern California celebrated the heroism of America's veterans, a West Los Angeles ceremony Monday focused on the thousands who once defended the country but now live on its streets. Nearly 200 people gathered on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, where a group of politicians, homeless activists and veterans said the government must recognize those now fighting for shelter, jobs and medical assistance.
January 4, 1989 |
Entrepreneur Robin Leach will be plugging a new life style come next month. He'll be seen on a 60-second public service announcement for the National Coalition for the Homeless, a different neighborhood from his customary visits with the rich and the famous.
April 8, 1988 |
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea will conduct a 20-city concert tour this summer in an effort to raise $150,000 for the homeless, it was announced Thursday. The tour's sponsor, Philip Morris, said the money will be distributed to homeless-aid organizations by the National Coalition for the Homeless. The tour begins June 1 in Seattle with stops scheduled in Denver, Chicago, Cleveland and New York before ending in Tampa, Fla.
August 16, 1987
The Reagan Administration's plan to propose new regulations limiting federal reimbursement to cities for housing homeless families in welfare hotels is "completely unjustifiable," advocates for the homeless said. "It's part of the Administration policy of cutting expenses by cutting programs to the poor," said Maria Foscarinis, counsel for the National Coalition for the Homeless.
August 12, 2003
The National Coalition for the Homeless unfairly ranked Los Angeles as the "fourth-meanest city" for the homeless (Aug. 6). The past year has, in fact, been a historic watershed for homeless services in Los Angeles. Ten elected officials have formally launched a 10-year plan to end homelessness. Local discretionary funding for homeless services almost doubled. City officials expanded a temporary winter program to a year-round emergency program, adding 860 much-needed beds throughout the city.