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The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe — and become active participants in the community. We also work to educate the broader community and improve public policy.

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In the News

The City of Long Beach | July 19, 2021

The city of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Development in Midtown


LA Business Journal | July 19, 2021

With Donations Declining, LA Nonprofits Face Post-Pandemic Challenges

Santa Monica Daily Press | July 12, 2021

SMPD and Service Providers Address Uptick in Homeless on Local Beaches

Santa Monica Daily Press | July 10, 2021

Newly Funded Community Response Unit Will Help Firefighters Fight Homelessness

Newsweek | July 6, 2021

Once Homeless, Now I’m a Multi-millionaire. Biden’s Homelessness Plan Will Fail | Opinion

My News LA | June 29, 2021

Bank of America Gives Grants to 104 LA-Area Nonprofits

Yahoo News | May 30, 2021

Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen & More Step Up To Benefit L.A. Homeless With The People Concern And LA Chefs For Human Rights

KCRW | May 27,2021

Project Homekey: Can LA’s aging motels help solve the city’s homeless crisis? 

Santa Monica Daily Press | May 26, 2021

LA’s unhoused population plagued by an epidemic of mental illness

Crosstown | May 20, 2021

COVID cases among people experiencing homelessness fall sharply

Los Angeles Times | May 10, 2021

Editorial: Service providers get homeless people off the streets and into housing. Pay them what they need

The Malibu Times | May 5, 2021

The Shifting Landscape of Homelessness in Malibu

Larchmont Buzz | April 30, 2021

CD 4 Announces New “Conversations” Series and More Informal Neighborhood Meetups

Washington Post | April 19, 2021

L.A. Homeless Spending Could Near $1B as Crisis Rages

The Argonaut | April 28, 2021

The People Concern Helps Those in Need

Av Press | April 18, 2021

Valley Oasis Shines in Homeless Battle

Santa Monica Daily Press | April 15, 2021

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot


Santa Monica Daily Press | April 15, 2021

Vaccine Distribution 

The Argonaut | April 14, 2021

Gentle Wellness Center Helps Feed the Homeless During the Pandemic

Forbes | April 13, 2021

MTV Tees Up 200 Businesses, Non-Profits For Inaugural Mental Health Action Day

Patch | April 8, 2021

Inside The Race To Vaccinate People Experiencing Homelessness 

Patch | March 30, 2021

Vaccine Clinic Gives People Experiencing Homelessness First Doses

BISNOW | March 28, 2021

Modular Construction Projects For Homeless Housing Gaining Visibility

The Malibu Times | March 27, 2021

The 2020 Dolphin Award winners

ABC 7 | March 18, 2021

SoCal nonprofit making sure homeless individuals don’t miss out on stimulus checks

Spectrum News 1 | March 17, 2021

Artists Create Community Quilt to Help Those in Need

The Malibu Times | March 13, 2021

Nearly 25 Homeless Malibu Fire Victims Have Found Housing

Animal Planet | March 12, 2021

The Puppy Bowl: Senior Spotlight

The Malibu Times | March 13, 2021

Nearly 25 Homeless Malibu Fire Victims Have Found Housing

The Argonaut | March 10, 2021

The People Concern Unveils Mural in Santa Monica to Kick off New Campaign

LifeHacksLA | February 24, 2021

The Real Answer To Ending Homelessness in LA with John Maceri from the People Concern

The Malibu Times | February 24, 2021

Malibu Homeless Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

Santa Monica Daily Press | February 11, 2021

LA Hope Dealer’ Corie Mattie brings epic interactive mural to 7th and Colorado

Santa Monica Daily Press | February 10, 2021

Santa Monica residents featured in Super Bowl weekend

ABC 7 | February 8, 2021

Outreach Organization on a Mission to Help Get Those Experiencing Homelessness Off the Streets, Into Homes

Los Angeles Times | February 4, 2021

This year’s homeless count was canceled. Is it time to rethink it?

Palisades Post | February 4, 2021

PPTFH Addresses ‘Street Drugs and Homelessness’ at First Meeting of 2021 | January 31, 2021

Homelessness in America: Are Homeless Encampments A Sign of a New Normal? EUR Special Report

WHAS 11 | January 15, 2021

‘This Is Us’ actress supports Louisville-based nonprofit on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune | January 15, 2021

Pressley, Gomez, Colleagues Call on President-Elect Biden to Extend Eviction Moratorium on First Day in Office | January 8, 2021

Your Sustainable Living Starter Kit

In Touch Weekly | January 6, 2021

Hot Pics: What Your Favorite Stars Are Up to This Month

LA Weekly | January 6, 2021

Arts Calendar

Santa Monica Daily Press | December 23, 2020


Thrillist | December 21, 2020

How an Olive Oil Cake Raised Thousands of Dollars During the Pandemic | December 7, 2020

Cedars-Sinai Connects Patients to Services for Homelessness

World | December 2, 2020

A bridge back to the streets?

VOA News | November 25, 2020

In Los Angeles, Shipping Containers Serve as Homes for Homeless

Los Angeles Magazine | November 25, 2020

These 11 Organizations Are Working Hard to Stem the Tide of Homelessness in L.A.

FOX 11 Los Angeles | November 23, 2020

Shipping Containers in South Los Angeles Becoming Homes for the Homeless

Antelope Valley Press | November 13, 2020

Kensington Receives Aid City Helps Developers with Final Phase of Construction

LA Society Page | November 10, 2020

The People Concern Continues to Help the Most Vulnerable in LA

Santa Monica Daily Press | October 20, 2020

Homeless Street Teams at Work During COVID-19

Streets Blog LA | October 19, 2020

Kensington Campus Opens in Lancaster Providing Temporary Housing, Permanent Housing, and Jobs for Antelope Valley’s Homeless | October 18, 2020

Shipping containers in Los Angeles becoming homes for the homeless

Los Angeles Times | October 17, 2020

She was suffering on the streets of Santa Monica. Here’s what it took to rescue her

Antelope Valley Press | October 11, 2020

AVC Poised to Aid Homeless Students 

John Maceri on Marketplace Morning Report | September 22, 2020

COVID-19 makes a difficult voting process for people who are homeless even harder - John Maceri at 1:00

LAist | August 24, 2020

A Bridge To Where? Few Exit LA’s ‘Temporary’ Homeless Shelters For Permanent Housing

Santa Monica Daily Press | August 13, 2020

Santa Monica Motel Shelters High-Risk Homeless People From COVID

The Argonaut | August 12, 2020

Venice Family Clinic’s Health + Justice Series Tackles Housing, Homelessness, Race and Incarceration

Santa Monica Daily Press | August 6, 2020

Amidst the pandemic challenges of homelessness continue to rise

Downtown Los Angeles News | August 4, 2020

New homeless services center opens in Skid Row

Roland Martin Unfiltered | July 28, 2020

John Maceri guest appearance

Los Angeles Times | July 24, 2020

The apartment was ready in February. Four months later, Terrance moved in

Los Angeles Post-Examiner  | July 5, 2020

How This Affordable Housing Group is Supporting its Residents during COVID-19

Jewish Telegraphic Agency | July 2, 2020

Los Angeles has a major homelessness problem. These Jewish groups are helping by opening their parking lot

County of Los Angeles | July 1, 2020

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Tours The People Concern’s Newly Opened C3 Homeless Services Center

John Maceri on POTUS: Non-partisan Political Talk | June 24, 2020
Atlantic Council | June 18, 2020

Houseless in a Pandemic: How Community “Shows Up” For Their Own to Survive and Thrive Together

Spectrum News 1 | June 4, 2020

LA Health Care Workers Scramble to Test Homeless for COVID-19

Los Angeles Time | June 6, 2020

Coronavirus testing on skid row: The Pandemic in Photos

Associated Press | May 17, 2020

California homeless quarantine in hotels, more rooms needed 

KTLA 5 | May 12, 2020

The People Concern outreach worker Ciara DeVozza discusses outreach in skid row, rapid testing, and factors that put people experiencing homelessness at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Los Angeles Times | May 8, 2020

Coronavirus testing has come to skid row. But what happens when infected patients disappear? 

Santa Monica Daily Press | May 7, 2020

Santa Monica Plans to Cut Funding to Programs for Low-Income Residents

The Malibu Times | May 6th, 2020

Malibu’s Homeless Receive Service, Still Waiting for Housing

NBC 4 | March 4, 2020

Lancaster Develops Center to House Homeless People

MSNBC | Apr 24, 2020

California Struggles to Deal With Homeless During Virus Outbreak: A Conversation with John Maceri The People Concern CEO, and Andrea Mitchell MSNBC, Andrea Mitchel Reports

Los Angeles Times | Apr 22, 2020

Are Homeless Shelters ‘A Nasty Experiment’ During Coronavirus? L.A Says No and Opens More

Downtown News | Apr 8, 2020

Domestic Violence Shelters Work Around Coronavirus 

Santa Monica Daily Press | Apr 13, 2020

L.A. Turning to Hotels to Shelter Homeless Population

Santa Monica Daily Press | Apr 9, 2020

City Hall Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund

USC Annenberg Media | Mar 28, 2020

Unemployment, underfunding and still trying to serve: Volunteer organizations during COVID-19 | Mar 27, 2020

Billi Elish’s Mom Partners with L.A. Vegan Restaurants to Feed Those in Need

Santa Monica Daily Press | Mar 16, 2020

Homeless shelters and outreach teams work to fight coronavirus | March 3, 2020 

Homeless and a voter: Inside LA’s new outreach program

Malibu Times | Feb 6, 2020

Shelter, Parking Possibilities for Malibu’s Homeless  

NBC News | Jan 25, 2020

How California’s Homelessness Crisis Surged 


FlyawayHomes and The People Concern Announce 82nd Street Permanent Supportive Housing Reveal

FlyawayHomes, working to establish the benchmark for modular housing in conjunction with its partner, The People Concern, one of LA’s largest housing and social services agencies, announces they will be hosting a building unveiling to reveal the newly completed permanent supportive housing community at 837 W 82nd Street in Los Angeles.

March 30, 2021 | The People Concern Operates Three project Homekey Sites
The People Concern will become owner-operator of three Project Homekey sites creating 170 units of permanent supportive housing in L.A. County. 
August 25, 2020 | Lyft and Other Join 'Together for Her' Campaign to Address Increasing sing Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic
The partners of Together For Her –  The Charlize Theron African Outreach Project (CTAOP), CARE, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation – announced Lyft, Mary Kay and others have joined the campaign; which aims to provide relief for the growing gender-based violence pandemic that has emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 9, 2021 | The People Concern Launches New Campaign: Together, We Can End Homelessness
Massive mural is unveiled in Santa Monica, CA!
June 29, 2020 | Mark Ridley-Thomas Tours The People Concern's Newly Opened Homeless Service Center

Mark Ridley-Thomas Tours The People Concern’s newly opened C3 Homeless Service Center

May 13, 2020 | The People Concern Implements Procovery Model
The People Concern is one of the first to adopt The Procovery Model in Los Angeles County, with 60 staff members to become Procovery-licensed facilitators.
April 17, 2020 | Project Roomkey

The People Concern Moves First Clients into a Los Angeles Hotel the Nonprofit Will Also Manage, as Part of California’s ‘Project Roomkey’.

April 6, 2020 | The People Concern Hosts Townhall by Call April 9
CEO John Maceri will answer questions about how LA’s homeless services provider is handling the COVID-19 crisis and will discuss the newly launched April #CHALLENGEFORGOOD to secure critical items needed like socks, bottled water, hygiene kits and boxed lunches.
April 2, 2020 | Kendra Scott Creates Virtual Giveback to Benefit The People Concern
Kendra Scott will give back 20% of online purchases made on their website,, April 9-10 to customers who use the code GIVEBACK6957.

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February 27, 2020 | The People Concern Hosts Flex Vote Center
The People Concern Hosts Flex Vote Center in Santa Monica March 1.
January 21, 2020 Ground Breaks on Affordable Housing Development
Linc Housing and national CORE Join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James Butts Jr. To Break Ground on 101 New Affordable and Supportive Homes.
January 1, 2020 | Grant Recipient
The People Concern Receives $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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