As of June 14, 2020, homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people who cannot afford the region's high housing costs. LA's annual homeless count, released Friday, shows that 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters and in vehicles within the county. That's up 12.7% from 2019. Within LA city limits, the number of people experiencing homelessness is 41,290, a 14.2% increase over last year. These significant increases come despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent and, according to county officials, a system that is housing a record number of people. In 2019, LA's homeless services system placed nearly 23,000 people in homes, according to the report by the LA Homeless Services Authority.
Our collaborative solutions bring needed attention and funding to community-based programs that have proven successful and sustainable.
Once in office, we will propose a bill to bring needed funding to those community programs that have been omitted from any city, state and federal funding.
Effective programs are being suspiciously overlooked by government.
We will eliminate the red tape blocking funds to the most effective programs.
Los Angeles’ epic homeless crisis has become a self-perpetuating industry. Our goal is to end homelessness in America, starting in our district.
Our solution is comprehensive. By addressing key onset triggers, such as:
Increase in expenses
Life changing events
Death of a bread winner
Domestic violence and abuse