Declare homelessness emergency in California

On any given night, there are over 115,000 homeless people in California - 21% of the entire nation’s homeless population.

Counties across the state are facing a pervasive and deepening homeless crisis that imminently endangers the health and safety of tens of thousands of residents, including veterans, women, children, LGBT youth, persons with disabilities and seniors.

Nowhere is this more evident than in L.A. County - 47,000 homeless, including more than 6,000 parents and children - where the tremendous scale of homelessness threatens the economic stability of the entire region by burdening emergency medical services and the social services infrastructure.

It is time to treat this crisis like the emergency it truly is.  The increasing numbers of displaced homeless people and the lack of ongoing resources to stably re-house them require immediate and extraordinary action.

That is why LA County has taken the lead in a statewide effort to ask Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in California to address this growing humanitarian crisis.

Please join us! Sign our petition urging the Governor to declare the homeless crisis a state of emergency and bring the concerted effort and resources needed to tackle this crisis in a meaningful way.  

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Thank you for your concern and caring.

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