Public Forum: Homelessness on the Westside

The Westside has been affected by the growing homeless crisis caused by poverty, unemployment, mental illness and a lack of affordable housing. Many remain homeless because they cannot access affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, medical care, or benefits. Forced to live in public spaces or their cars in neighborhoods where they are unwelcome, they often face criminal penalties for engaging in necessary activities that are a direct result of their homeless status.Adding to the crisis is the lack of housing for LA’s growing homeless veteran population, the largest in the US. Come hear the ACLU of Southern CA staff and partners discuss law and policy developments on this important issue.
 Heather Maria Johnson, ACLU of Southern California
 Eve Garrow, ACLU of Southern California
 Carol Sobel, Law Offices of Carol Sobel
 Representative from the LA Community Action Network
Co-sponsored by the ACLU SoCal Westside Chapter and the Santa Monica UU  Church Peace & Justice Committee
September 29, 2015
7PM – 9PM
Peace Center West
3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City
Parking in Rear lot
This event is free of charge.  RSVP to:
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