on skid row

on skid row

Living in utter poverty or squalid circumstances. It's amazing that, after nearly a five years on skid row, he's now one of the biggest names in show business.
See also: on, row, skid

on skid row

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
Skid row is a poor part of a city where many people who are homeless and alcoholic live. He worked for twenty years catching drug dealers on the city's skid row. Note: You say that someone is on skid row when they have lost all their money and possessions. A drug addict who lived on skid row, she fit the profile of the other missing women.
See also: on, row, skid
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TEHRAN (FNA)- US Activists in Los Angeles denounced police and city officials for their handling of the death of a homeless man who was shot and killed by officers on skid row.
Gigi the Famous Rescue Dog: From Skid Row to Embassy Row" is an inspiring story about a black, Flat -Coated Retriever who was abandoned by her owners, left to forage for scraps with other homeless dogs on Skid Row.
The city of Los Angeles has been told to clean up its act and start taking responsibility for the health of people who have ended up on Skid Row.
The Lord tells me who needs it most," Chase said Sunday, as he prepared for his annual Easter giving to the hundreds who lined up on Skid Row, outside the Salvation Army in 5th Street.
The Los Angeles Mission will serve about 2,000 meals at the End of Summer Block Party, which is part of the more than half a million meals it will provide this year to the homeless on Skid Row.
Now, amid rapid-fire gentrification of the downtown area, city leaders have implemented a police crackdown on Skid Row that has resulted in the harassment, arrest and displacement of thousands of poor people of color.
Rather than probing the love lives of fictional socialites or philandering doctors, he is more likely to be behind the camera at a soup kitchen or on Skid Row.
Sixty percent of the $2 million is targeted for what is called "supportive housing" on skid row in Los Angeles, and the remaining 40 percent for the San Francisco Bay Area counties.
Even though it's only 50 people, it's the 50 most vulnerable people on Skid Row," Yaroslavsky said.
Since September 2006, when the Los Angeles Police Department launched a controversial cleanup effort on Skid Row called Safer Cities, police say deaths there have dropped by half and crime last year dropped 20 percent.
Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved an innovative plan to address the homeless crisis by identifying the 50 most chronically homeless people on Skid Row, then offering them a home and an array of services to help them get back on their feet.
One of the programs that garnered him recognition, "Just Like You," brings in African-American and Latino mentors to talk to young people living on Skid Row.
The agreement will remain in effect until the city builds 1,250 new units of affordable housing, including 50 percent of them on Skid Row.
Launched a year ago this week, the Safer Cities Initiative was designed to tackle Los Angeles' estimated 40,000 homeless, many of them downtown, with 50 extra officers on Skid Row and additional services.
After two or three weeks of looking and not being able to find her, I was homeless and I ended up here," says Burris, motioning to the Lamp Lodge, a 49-unit apartment building among the numerous housing projects operated by nonprofits on Skid Row.