Author Archives: Ryan Polsky


Ryan Polsky

Ryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Communication from Colorado State University, and is currently completing an MSW from the University of Southern California. He is passionate about macro-level social work, including communications, policy, program development and research. He recently launched a chess program for youth experiencing homelessness at Safe Place for Youth in Venice, CA. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys live music.

man struggles with mental health

Mental Health Care for Homeless People Is Essential, Especially During the Pandemic

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Rent Relief Is Needed Now Before Millions Are Evicted into Homelessness

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LA’s Homeless Population Is on the Rise Despite Efforts to House People

violence against homeless people

Violence Against Homeless People Is on the Rise in LA

homeless man injured by police

LAPD’s Systematic Assault Against Homeless People

Freeway encampment for homeless people

CDC Updates Guidelines to Reduce Coronavirus Spread in Homeless Encampments

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Skid Row Faces Increased Challenges as COVID-19 Cases Increase

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CARES Act Allocates $12 Billion for Homelessness and Housing Relief

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Homeless People Face Food and Water Shortages Due to COVID-19 Quarantine

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Ending Youth Homelessness: We Must Do Better for Our Future

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Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Release Plans to End Homelessness


In the News: LA Times Features Invisible People