LA Approves Sweeping Proposal To Combat Homelessness Crisis
The initiative would direct funds toward providing housing for those leaving the hospital system, jail or foster care.
The Los Angeles Daily News:
How Can L.A. Fix Its Homeless Problem? Leaders Pass Broad Plans To Try
Amid a 12 percent spike in homeless since 2013, both city and county officials moved to commit more money and resources to curbing homelessness, an issue now defined as a crisis by advocates. From downtown Los Angeles to Pomona, encampments are now visible as people create makeshift homes to survive in a region that lacks both affordable housing and accessible mental health services. (Smith and Favot, 2/9)