Save the Date! Fri., Jun 25-Community Hearing on Homelessness, Housing & Hunger

In Featured, News by Ged Kenslea

Friday, June 25 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Biltmore Hotel, DTLA

Housing Is A Human Right, Key Legislators and Media Partners to Host and Moderate Public Panels to Address Root Causes and Brainstorm Solutions

Panels to be moderated by KJLH-FM’s Tammi Mac, KNBC-TV4’s Beverly White, and KABC-TV7’s Josh Haskell

LOS ANGELES (June 17, 2021) Housing Is A Human Right (HHR) and key state and local legislators will host a “Community Hearing on Homelessness, Housing and Hunger” on Friday, June 25th in Downtown Los Angeles. The hearings will include 3 panel discussions with public testimony (‘Hunger’ at 11:00 a.m., ‘Housing’ at 1:30 p.m. and ‘Homelessness’ at 3:00 p.m.)  to explore root causes, brainstorm solutions—and take testimony from the public. The event is FREE and registration is encouraged. (Registration link)

WHAT:                   ‘COMMUNITY HEARING on HOMELESSNESS, HOUSING & HUNGER’ Seeking root causes, brainstorming solutions and taking public testimony.

WHEN:             Friday, June 25, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

WHO: Panelists: The Honorable Kevin de León, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 14th District, and former California State Senate President Pro-Tempore, and …

  • Ben Allen, California State Senator (D, SD26)
  • María Elena Durazo, California State Senator (D, SD24) (invited)
  • Sydney Kamlager, California State Senator (D, SD30) (invited)
  • Miguel Santiago, Assembly Member, (D, AD53)
  • Wendy Carrillo, Assembly Member, (D, AD51) (invited)
  • Sue Himmelrich, Mayor, City of Santa Monica
  • Lindsey Horvath, Mayor, City of West Hollywood
  • Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 11th District
  • Steven F. Veres, Los Angeles Community College District Board President


Panel Moderators:

  • Tammi Mac, KJLH-FM radio host ‘The Tammi Mac Show’ 11:00 a.m. panel: Hunger
  • Beverly White, reporter, KNBC-TV4 1:30 p.m.   panel: Housing
  • Josh Haskell, reporter, KABC-TV7                                                       3:00 p.m.   panel: Homelessness

WHERE:           Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90071

WHY:    Cities across California are facing an unprecedented homelessness crisis. It is estimated that over 150,000 Californians are experiencing homelessness, including over 60,000 in Los Angeles County with nearly 40,000 of those found in the City of Los Angeles. The global pandemic only exacerbated this humanitarian crisis. Despite the COVID pandemic subsiding due to increased vaccinations, homelessness continues.

The “Community Hearing on Homelessness, Housing and Hunger” is intended to bring new urgency among government and elected officials and the public to these three overlapping crises. Elected officials and decision-makers will hear from those with lived experience and stakeholders who will provide various points of view on addressing these growing humanitarian issues.

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