Blog

The People Concern is ​at the forefront of ending homelessness and domestic violence in Los Angeles County. We are dedicated to building a ​more equitable community ​so that all of our neighbors can be housed, healthy and safe. Education, advocacy and community dialogue are crucial to our work. Our blog takes a deeper dive into ​social justice and policy topics as they relate to homelessness and ​domestic violence and provides educational resources, a behind the scenes look into the work that we do and a space for open communication.

The People Concern Honors Veterans like Bobby!
The People Concern Honors Veterans like Bobby!

November 11th is Veteran’s Day, The People Concern honors and celebrates our veterans by bringing awareness to unhoused veterans in our communities. According to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count there are 2,918 unsheltered veterans in LA County. Despite...

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The Intersection of Homelessness and Domestic Violence
The Intersection of Homelessness and Domestic Violence

A study from 2013 found that safe and affordable housing was one of the most pressing concerns for people seeking to escape an abusive relationship. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s especially important to understand the intersection of domestic...

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Celebrate Art’s Success!
Celebrate Art’s Success!

Art’s story embodies the spirit of strength and perseverance, not only through Art’s passion and drive to turn his life around but through the dedicated team who never gave up on him and helped him every step of the way along his journey off the streets and into...

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Program Spotlight: Money Management
Program Spotlight: Money Management

We are spotlighting our Money Management program, which provides personal banking services to hundreds of program participants. The program also connects individuals to benefits to which they are entitled. The Money Management team provides counsel on creating and...

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Commission on Lived Experience with Homelessness
Commission on Lived Experience with Homelessness

Los Angeles Daily News reported that the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to explore the idea of forming a committee made up of people who are most directly affected by the homelessness crisis - people who are currently or have previously experienced...

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Health, Housing + Justice
Health, Housing + Justice

As part of their Health + Justice series, Venice Family Clinic (VFC) hosted a virtual panel to discuss the intersection of health, housing and justice. Moderator Carla Hall from the Los Angeles Times was joined by The People Concern CEO John Maceri, VFC’s Elizabeth...

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The Homeless Front: Where Are We Now?
The Homeless Front: Where Are We Now?

The People Concern CEO John Maceri and LAHSA Executive Director Heidi Marston joined the Pacific Palisades Taskforce on Homelessness (PPTFH) Community Meeting to discuss the results of the 2020 Point in Time Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, the overrepresentation...

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Meet Duane!
Meet Duane!

"I appreciate The People Concern and Brittney for helping me get off the streets." Duane experienced homelessness for four years in Los Angeles before connecting with The People Concern. After working tirelessly with his case manager, Brittney, he received the keys to...

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The People Concern’s Dear Neighbor Virtual Celebration
The People Concern’s Dear Neighbor Virtual Celebration

During these unprecedented times, The People Concern has risen to the challenge to adapt our services and work protocols to maintain the safety and mental wellbeing of our staff and program participants. Under the same concept, we took an innovative path and hosted...

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A Look Inside Project Roomkey
A Look Inside Project Roomkey

The People Concern is proud to be involved in Project Roomkey (PRK) as it is our priority to ensure the health and safety of those we serve. PRK, is a joint effort between the state, county, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which aims to move...

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