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Rude Awakening on Rialto NSFW

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Neighbors report the man stripped naked and was talking to himself

Neighbors on Rialto Ave,. in Venice woke up on Sunday morning July 3rd to find a naked man running down the street.

“Apparently he had not read the fine print of the Venice Neighborhood Council’s topless sunbathing proposal and must have thought we’d already returned to earlier days when nude sunbathing was tolerated in Venice Beach,” said Mark Ryavec, who is the President of the Venice Stakeholders Association and originally reported the story.

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Police discovered the man was a Vietnam Veteran and believe he may have been suffering alcohol withdrawals

The Los Angeles Police Department was called, “Basically he stripped naked and then was having a conversation with himself for an hour before police arrived,” says Ryavec. Otherwise, Ryavec says when Police arrived on the scene the man was coherent and followed directions. Officers discovered the man was a Vietnam Veteran and believe he may have been suffering alcohol withdrawals.

Just last week the Los Angeles’ public housing agency was awarded a $747,843 grant for a program that houses homeless veterans. The grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HACLA) will go toward staffing to speed up tenancy approvals from landlords, inspections of housing units, personalized housing unit listings, landlord recruitment fairs and other services operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

“The additional funding will ensure that we have dedicated resources to support this agency’s work,” HACLA President Douglas Guthrie said. “Our veterans must receive the support they need as they try to secure a place to call home.”

On May 4, this year, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority released the homeless count data for 2016. The data included rates of homelessness among veterans, families, and youth. This latest count revealed Los Angeles Veteran homelessness fell 30% to 3,071 veterans in 2016 from 4,362 in 2015. the number of unsheltered veterans decreased by 44% to 1,618 in 2016 from 2,889 in 2015.

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Peter Lynn, Executive Director at LAHSA, says new commitments of resources put Los Angeles in the best position to house neighbors experiencing homelessness

“LA’s success in significantly reducing veteran…homelessness reinforces the importance of resources and collaborative system to deliver them. Homelessness responds to resources. When we have systemically applied City, County, and federal resources, we see results,” said Peter Lynn, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Executive Director.

Lynn also said while there had been a reduction in Veteran homelessness, “we have a good deal more work to do, but the current collaboration between the City, the County, our non-profit partners and the federal government, the new commitments of resources, put Los Angeles in the best position to leverage our new systems and house our neighbors experiencing homelessness.”

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