Looking to escape ‘endless’ litigation, L.A. is open to federal oversight for homelessness

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter, left, walks on skid row with LAPD Officer Deon Joseph and the Rev. Andy Bales, chief executive of the Union Rescue Mission. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) By BENJAMIN ORESKES, DAVID ZAHNISER APRIL 25, 2020 The Los Angeles City Council has authorized City Atty. Mike Feuer to begin discussions…

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De Blasio will unveil plan to end veteran homelessness

“There’s a moral obligation to serve those who have served us,” said Loree Sutton, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs. “We are committed to solving the homelessness crisis (and) we are prioritizing veterans and their families.” The city will begin giving veterans first preference for affordable housing units offered to the homeless. They’ll also…

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