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UBH's Family Shelter Serves as a Model - Local Governments Across LA County See Value of Converting Motels Into Homeless Shelters

USA TODAY | August 14, 2019

In 2010, Upward Bound House opened Family Shelter, an 18-unit emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, in Culver City. Before then, it was a run-down motel. UBH was one of the pioneers of this housing model, and now local governments across Los Angeles County are seeing the value in converting motels into shelters for their most vulnerable citizens.


Q&A With Organizations on the Front Lines of Homelessness

City of Santa Monica | February 19, 2018

The City of Santa Monica invests more than $2.8 million annually in local service providers who address homelessness directly in our community by providing a variety of services for the homeless. Here’s a look at three of them.


Children’s ‘Pictures Of Hope’ Revealed At Meet The Young Artist Party And Exhibition

Santa Monica Daily Press | November 11, 2017

The 2017 “hopes and dreams” of children in Santa Monica will be on display for the first time this year with the release of a special greeting card project on Saturday….


Want to build housing for homeless people faster? Here's how

LA Times | August 31, 2017

Now that the city of Los Angeles has set aside more than a billion dollars to fund housing for the homeless, let’s get it built faster. Under last year’s Proposition HHH, $1.2 billion will be raised to build 10,000 units of housing over the next decade — mostly permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people….


L.A. County homelessness jumps a 'staggering' 23% as need far outpaces housing, new count shows

L.A. Times | May 31, 2017

Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over last year despite increasing success in placing people in housing, according to the latest annual count released Wednesday….


It’s a wrap: Measure H wins 69.37% in final tally for homeless aid

My News LA | March 20 2017

Measure H, a quarter-cent Los Angeles County sales tax to fund anti-homelessness programs, maintained the two-thirds majority needed for approval in a final ballot tally released Monday….


It is time for the 5th Annual Home Run for Kids

Santa Monica Daily Press | January 31, 2017

Locals who like to run and want to sweat for a cause can now sign up for the annual Home Run for Kids to help local homeless families…