Last year over 1 million people moved into Los Angeles, bringing the total population in Los Angeles County to over 10 million. According to some reports, around 13,000 people in L.A. County fall into homelessness each month. According to the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center, an estimated 254,000 men, women and children experience homelessness in Los Angeles County during some part of the year and approximately 82,000 people are homeless on any given night. Today at Hollywood and Vine, large number of people marched and rallied to demand that the homeless situation in L.A. be declared an emergency and that a plan to help the homeless population find safe and affordable housing be agreed on by the city.
This Tuesday, May 17th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are voting on 2 motions, that could end homelessness in LA County. The motions would create a ballot initiative that could generate $100 of millions a year for housing and services.
The motions failed to win a majority last week, and this Tuesday may be the last vote.
If you live in Los Angeles:
Please call your Supervisor and tell them to vote yes on Items 1&5.
District 1: 213-974-4111
District 2: 213-974-2222
District 3: 213-974-3333
District 4: 213-974-4444
District 5: 213-974-5555