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     August 17, 2018      #31-228 RLn

Homelessness and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

Councilman Joe Buscaino’s botched attempt to open a navigation center is still fresh in the minds of many in San Pedro. That initiative was intended to provide mobile showers, homeless parking lots and storage facilities for the belongings of people experiencing homelessness.

The navigation centers were also to become places where case-managers could more easily provide services that would eventually provide these folks permanent housing. Lack of transparency and outreach ended Buscaino’s effort in the Los Angeles Harbor Area. But he also wasn’t the only council member to fail to get the navigation centers up and ...

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