HomelessnessAcross California, eviction cases have returned to — or surpassed — pre-pandemic levels
The number of Californians facing eviction was relatively low for years during a lengthy statewide moratorium. In the year after it ended, cases soared and still remain high in large counties.
HomelessnessOne-third of homeless veterans live in California. Newsom is backing a new plan to help them
California’s population of homeless veterans has plateaued despite billions of dollars in state spending to create housing for former military service members. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to shift the state’s resources to focus on veterans with serious mental health conditions.
HomelessnessWhy tiny homes will remain part of California’s homelessness equation for years
Tiny homes are increasingly California cities’ shelter option of choice — but how far they go in solving homelessness is a contentious question.
HomelessnessTo sweep homeless camps, California cities say they offer shelter. What that really means is up for debate
Police can’t force homeless people from encampments unless the city in question has “adequate shelter” to offer the people getting forced off the street, according to courts. Now everyone involved wants to know what “adequate shelter” is.
HousingFamilies have high hopes for Gavin Newsom’s CARE Courts. Providers want to lower expectations
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s big new experiment to push people with mental illness off the streets and into treatment starts this fall. Counties responsible for the rollout say it may end up being more modest than advertised.
HealthHow California is fighting meth with gift cards
California’s experimental new program targets methamphetamine addiction by rewarding patients with gift cards for negative drug tests.
HomelessnessL.A.’s new homeless solution clears camps but struggles to house people
Los Angeles’ new homelessness solution is meant to quickly get people out of encampments and into housing – as the city grapples with the state’s largest population of unhoused residents. But the program is struggling to house people and connect them with social services.
HomelessnessA California city was making a difference on homelessness. Then the money ran out
Gov. Gavin Newsom poured ‘unprecedented’ money into homelessness, but providers say his use of one-time grants does not allow for long-term solutions to the state’s biggest crisis.
HousingHow Texas shrank its homelessness population — and what it can teach California
Texas recorded a 28% drop in homelessness since 2012, while California’s homeless population grew by 43%. What's behind the diverging trends, and what can California learn from programs in Houston, Austin and San Antonio?
HousingInside a Texas homeless village that inspires California replicas: Art, movies and a fishing pond
California cities looking for homeless solutions are visiting a quirky tiny home village in Austin, Texas. They like what they see, but can they replicate the community it provides?