HOPICS In the News
‘You know about the coronavirus?’ Homeless outreach workers have a new reason to worry

Katrina Johnson, left, Ralph Gomez and Kenya Smith leave a bag of food for Davis Soto, taking care to stay at least six feet away from him. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a list of new precautions that outreach workers must follow.(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Bridge housing for the homeless opens in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (District 8) addresses a crowd along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (left). The ceremony was to open A Bridge Home on St. Andrews Place in South Los Angeles. This site will provide housing for 100 homeless people. Photos by Jason Lewis

LA County to expand street teams to help homeless people

Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (District 8) addresses a crowd along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (left). The ceremony was to open A Bridge Home on St. Andrews Place in South Los Angeles. This site will provide housing for 100 homeless people. Photos by Jason Lewis

Homeless Outreach Teams Fan Out Across Los Angeles County

Measure H, a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax, will enable the County to create more street engagement teams as well as fund other efforts to help the homeless population, currently estimated at 58,000. (AP file photo)