Zoie Matthew

Journalist
Los Angeles
 

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Some unhoused Angelenos are now ‘Inside Safe.’ But will they get permanent homes?

Mayor Karen Bass’s “Inside Safe” initiative has brought more than 100 unhoused people into shelters. But how fast permanent housing will materialize?

KCRW
January 2023


Explosion of street medicine teams is good news for unhoused Angelenos

Street medicine providers aim to meet — and treat — unhoused people where they are. And new state regulations are making it a lot easier for them to do that.

KCRW
January 2023


LA’s reworked winter shelter program leaves many unhoused residents in the cold

LAHSA’s “reimagined” winter shelter program provides both beds and motel vouchers to unhoused Angelenos looking to stay warm. But fewer beds are being offered than ever, while many vouchers go unused.

KCRW
December 2022


Facing eviction, ‘Reclaimers’ of El Sereno fight to stay housed

Two years after they fought for the right to live in vacant, state-owned houses in El Sereno, a group of activists are facing eviction. They hope to stay in the houses for good.

KCRW
November 2022


New housing measures would tax the rich, build more housing 

Measures ULA and LH both aim to increase LA’s stock of affordable housing in different ways: with new tax funds and a new license to build.

KCRW
November 2022