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800 women live without shelter in Skid Row. Now 25 have a safe place to sleep

The number of women experiencing homelessness countywide swelled 13 percent in the last year.

Downtown’s low-income Barclay Hotel to become ‘4.5-star, luxury’ boutique hotel

The 122-year-old hotel sits at the border of Skid Row and the Historic Core.

Should all of Skid Row be rezoned strictly for affordable housing?

A new plan calls for restricting the core of Skid Row to affordable development. Groups working in the neighborhood say it’s not enough.

What $2,600 rents in LA right now

Options include a pretty two-bedroom in Los Feliz and a spot in a Mid-City fourplex.

Nonprofit’s plans for 19-story Skid Row tower still kicking around

The building would hold 298 affordable studios, plus a rooftop deck and community garden.

City Council releases $2.7M for Skid Row bathrooms, outreach teams

The area’s councilmember acknowledges the money should have been approved sooner.

Inspectors cite dozens of Skid Row businesses for ‘overflowing dumpsters,’ ‘rodent burrows’

With the homeless population growing, officials recommend adding public bathrooms countywide.

Sneak peek at the future of Skid Row’s once-beautiful Fire Station No. 23

After languishing for years, the opulent old firehouse, which appeared in Ghostbusters, is about to make a comeback.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation buys third Skid Row building for homeless housing

It’s the fourth LA property AHF has purchased to create more low-income housing

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How will LA treat the homeless when it hosts the Olympics in 2028?

The last time Los Angeles hosted the Olympics, it "sterilized" the streets.

With council vote, Skid Row one step closer to getting bike lanes

"Skid Row deserves bike lanes and safety improvements just as much as the Arts District—and definitely with more urgency."

See the huge affordable housing towers planned for Skid Row

The ambitious project will include nearly 400 units of housing for homeless residents.

Construction starts on seven-story Skid Row housing complex

Funded through Measure HHH, the project will also bring a new medical health center to the Downtown LA neighborhood.

How Skid Row formed in Downtown LA

At the turn of the century, Los Angeles was the end of the line for Civil War vets and stowaways.

How one man pioneered a homeless shelter on Skid Row

"Free soap, free soup and free salvation."

Skid Row activists protest new 33-story high-rise planned for DTLA’s Fashion District

Homeless advocates and Skid Row residents say the project won’t include the kind of housing that the area really needs.

Contemporary seven-story affordable housing complex planned for Skid Row

Planned by Skid Row Housing Trust, the project will replace an existing affordable apartment building with a sleek, contemporary development.

Skid Row building owner uses sprinklers to drive away homeless residents

It’s a tactic that was once common in the area and has also been used in San Francisco. The property owner says keeping away homeless residents is needed for the safety of the people who work in the building.