Review the 2019 Homeless Count Results presentation here.
Take a moment to review how the homelessness crisis in LA has evolved over the past decade.
Read up on Los Angeles County’s Comprehensive Homeless Strategy and learn about the steps our County is taking to end the housing crisis that has devastated our community.
Check out California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities report published by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
Click around the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ website. They cover everything you need to know to to understand the current crisis and the policy changes that would end it.
Learn about the current status of affordable rental housing in the U.S. and how the shortage contributes to LA’s homelessness crisis.
Read the 2019 Advocates’ Guide: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs published by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Is there a solution to homelessness?
In the news
In a hard reality check for Los Angeles County's multibillion-dollar hope of ending homelessness, officials reported Tuesday that the number of people living on the streets, in vehicles and in shelters increased by about 12% over last year. The annual point-in-time count, delivered to the Board of Supervisors, put the number of homeless people just shy of 59,000 countywide.
In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade. Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through Proposition HHH, and it's not certain that promise will be kept.
Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets. According to city officials and nonprofit leaders, there's a growing frustration among L.A.
In a report that treats Los Angeles's homelessness crisis as a symptom of racism, city and county officials this week pointed to the high number of black people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and the need to address the disparity in order to address the crisis.
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