Homelessness in America...WHY?

Homelessness in America...WHY?

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Martha Miller started this petition to Representative Maxine Waters and

According to homelessness counts between 2010 and 2017, the number of homeless people across Los Angeles County went from 38,700 to over 55,000 – an increase of 42%. Many factors contributed to such large increases in homelessness, including Los Angeles County’s housing supply issues. A 2017 report by the California Housing Partnership (CHP) found that median rent in the county has increased by 32% over the past two decades while renter median decreased by 3% (adjusting for inflation) over the same time period. This is particularly significant given that over half of Los Angeles County residents are renters. Furthermore, CHP estimates that LA County needs an additional 568,000 affordable housing units in order to meet the demand of its lowest-income renters.

Housing First! The lasting solution to homelessness is housing. We provide the most vulnerable members of society with housing first, so they may stabilize and then address other issues that led to their homelessness. Meeting people where they are, this way we can reduce negative consequences.
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