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Looking Through the Wrong End of the Telescope

By Shad Meshad / March 25, 2022

You expect population growth and the impact that will have on traffic, services, employment opportunities and affordable housing. What we…

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Gearing Up for the Next Wave of Homelessness

By Shad Meshad / April 8, 2021

HUD released 2020 numbers for the homeless population last month. The numbers were based on a count in January of…

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The NVF Needs a Bigger Bullhorn  

By Shad Meshad / February 10, 2021

On February 6, the Los Angeles Times carried an article by Benjamin Oreskes about U.S. District Judge David O. Carter’s…

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A Perfect Storm – Consequences of Homelessness During a Pandemic

By Shad Meshad / January 16, 2021

As the pandemic continues, the wave building behind it is a tsunami of homelessness as low-wage earners lose ground because…

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NVF on the Frontlines, Combating Veteran Homelessness in Los Angeles

By Shad Meshad / November 2, 2020

The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) has been an integral part of the fight to get all homeless veterans off the…

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Veteran Stand Down in San Diego

By Shad Meshad / November 2, 2020

If you’re not familiar with a Stand Down, it’s a special event for veterans where veteran service organizations provide information,…

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The Other Sides of Independence

By Shad Meshad / July 2, 2020

Happy Birthday, Land of the Free! America celebrates 244 years of Independence this July 4th. This year’s celebrations will likely…

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NVF Delivers Second Round of Survivor Boxes for Homeless in LA

By Shad Meshad / June 8, 2020

This is a large urban area. After our outreach to Skid Row with our Survival Boxes—a 3-5-day supply of food,…

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