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Welcome to The People Concern newsroom. Here you will find recent press releases, articles as well as logos and other images for use in news stories.

Mission Statement

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

KTLA 5 | November 18, 2021

NETFLIX’s “Arcane” Bake Sale – The People Concern mention at 1:59

Associated Press | November 16, 2021

Moët Hennessy USA Joins Forces with Gabrielle Union, Harry Shum Jr, Christy Turlington Burns and Hennessy Ambassador Henry Golding, to Refresh our Hosting, Guesting and Gifting Skills While Also Giving Back during the Holidays

KCRW | November 15, 2021

$1.2 billion and 5 years later, why has Prop HHH built only a fraction of its promised homeless housing units?

The Patch | November 11, 2021

This Weekend’s Events In Los Angeles Area

Forbes | November 8, 2021

15 Strategies For Keeping Nonprofit Teams Connected And Motivated

Spectrum News 1 | November 3, 2021

Affordable housing developer announces 3 new projects in LA

Multi-Housing News | October 27,2021

R.D. Olson Kicks Off Los Angeles Affordable Projects

Daily Trojan | October 21, 2021

Panel discusses toxic dating behaviors

Los Angeles Times | October 21, 2021

Podcast: We know how to fix the syphilis surge. Will we do it?

Services for Those in Need Are Presented at Homeless Connect Day in the Malibu Civic Center

Malibu Times | October 14, 2021

KCRW | October 11, 2021

California’s Homekey effort offers stability to Angelenos living on the streets. But most of the housing isn’t permanent yet

CBS | September 29, 2021

Project Roomkey Fell Short Of Expectations In LA County, Experts Say

Beverly Press | September 23, 2021

Raman calls for funds for Encampment to Home Program

Antelope Valley Press | September 21, 2021

City gets Kensington update: All 150 apartments in housing complex leased

Los Angeles Times | September 20, 2021

The number of babies infected with syphilis was already surging. Then came the pandemic

LA Business Journal | September 13, 2021

Using Innovative Processes to Bring New Homes to the LA Community

Beverly Press | September 2, 2021 

Raman motion seeks potential storage facility locations

Santa Monica Daily Press | August 23, 2021

Cedars-Sinai Support Strengthens Safety Net Organizations in Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Area

The Los Angeles Times | August 20, 2021

L.A. had a golden opportunity to house homeless people in hotels — but fell short of its goal

Forbes | August 16, 2021

How To Strike A Balance Between Accountability And Empathy In The Workplace

Healthy Skeptic, MD Podcast | August 13, 2021

Unpacking the Homeless Crisis with John Maceri

News Net | August 10, 2021

Housing for Homeless in California-LA County

Washington Post | August 5, 2021

California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

Palisadian Post | August 5, 2021

PPTFH Guest Speaker Addresses ‘A Pending Homelessness State of Emergency?’ at Recent Meeting

LA City Views 35 | July 29,2021

The Ray Grutzmacher FlyawayHomes Grand Opening Press Conference

Los Angeles Sentinel | July 29, 2021

New Permanent Supportive Housing unveiled in Council District Eight

Solutions to Homeless Challenges with John Maceri – Episode 10

by Global Bridge Foundation Podcast

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

In Touch Weekly | January 6, 2021

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

The Argonaut | March 10, 2021

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

The Malibu Times | February 24, 2021

Malibu Homeless Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

LA Weekly | January 6, 2021

Arts Calendar

Santa Monica Daily Press | February 11, 2021

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

The Malibu Times | March 13, 2021

Nearly 25 Homeless Malibu Fire Victims Have Found Housing

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

Palisades Post | February 4, 2021

PPTFH Addresses ‘Street Drugs and Homelessness’ at First Meeting of 2021

Los Angeles Times | February 4, 2021

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

Eurweb.com | January 31, 2021

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

LifeHacksLA | February 24, 2021

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

WHAS 11 | January 15, 2021

‘This Is Us’ actress supports Louisville-based nonprofit on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune

PressleyHouse.gov | January 15, 2021

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

Poosh.com | January 8, 2021

Your Sustainable Living Starter Kit

2020 Press Mentions

  •  NBC 4 | March 4, 2020 – Lancaster Develops Center to House Homeless People

  • John Maceri KNX Interview | June 22, 2020

PRESS RELEASES

August 21 2021 | The People Concern Partners with Councilmember Ramen to Request Funding for District-wide Encampment to Home Operation

Councilmember Nithya Raman introduced a motion requesting $3.86M in funding for a multi-site Encampment to Home Program in District 4. Modeled after the location-based outreach and housing operation which took place in Venice earlier this summer, the project’s goal is to help navigate as many as 150 individuals, many of them chronically homeless, into shelter and to connect them to permanent housing.

August 13, 2021 | The People Concern Partners with Community Organization, West LA Homeless, to launch new Outreach Program

Leveraging best-practices in street engagement strategies, The People Concern’s outreach team will help people experiencing homelessness move indoors.

JULY 28, 2021 | 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, www.kendrascott.com, April 9-10 to customers who use the code GIVEBACK6957.

Download Instagram story.

 

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.
The People Concern Partners with Community Organization, West LA Homeless, to launch new Outreach Program

Leveraging best-practices in street engagement strategies, The People Concern’s outreach team will help people experiencing homelessness move indoors.

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, www.kendrascott.com, April 9-10 to customers who use the code GIVEBACK6957.

Download Instagram story.

 

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.
The People Concern Partners with Community Organization, West LA Homeless, to launch new Outreach Program

Leveraging best-practices in street engagement strategies, The People Concern’s outreach team will help people experiencing homelessness move indoors.

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, www.kendrascott.com, April 9-10 to customers who use the code GIVEBACK6957.

Download Instagram story.

 

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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