Number of homeless counted in Los Angeles County up sharply

Number of homeless counted in Los Angeles County up sharply

Los Angeles County is seeing a steep increase in homelessness this year, according to a new count. About 2,700 chronically homeless people were placed into permanent housing past year, according to LAHSA. Mostly, however, he blamed the cost of living.

"We can't let rents double every year", he told reporters.

The homeless population in Los Angeles County, California went up 23 percent in 2017, quadrupling last year's percentage increase.

While national numbers for 2017 have not yet been released, until previous year homelessness had trended downward in the US. The number of transition-aged youth (meaning ages 18-24) rose 64 percent.

There are questions, ultimately, about how much local government can do.

Ricky Riller carries his belongings and dogs in shopping carts before sanitation workers sweep the homeless encampments in the Manchester Square neighborhood in Los Angeles. L.A., like other regions, participated in former President Barack Obama's challenge to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. The most common dwellings remained makeshift shelters and campers. "We knew well intuitively that the uptick could be perceived", said county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. In March, LA county passed Measure H, which will provide an estimated $355 million annually for services and programs to combat homelessness. It found that 60% of the people on the streets were homeless for the first time, with 8,000 people becoming homeless within the past year. City officials committed $100m (£77m) to tackling the problem.

The spike comes despite approximately 9,000 people being housed in the past year in the city and county, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who attended the presentation of the numbers at LAHSA's Downtown headquarters.

But the scale of the increase this year has surprised them.

"Today I am not discouraged at all by this data". "More and more people are on the precipice of homelessness".

Homelessness grew in many parts of the county.

"Voters put their trust in us by passing Measure H and Proposition HHH, to deliver the housing and services that people on the streets desperately need".

Davis-Lockyer, who was appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn, was nominated by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to serve in place of Commissioner Owen Newcomer, who resigned.

Garcetti has also proposed an affordable housing linkage fee on new residential development, which would require the developers of certain market-rate projects to include affordable housing on site or contribute to a fund that supports new affordable housing production. The San Gabriel Valley saw a 31 percent rise. Central Los Angeles recorded the largest numerical increase of 3,500.

Homelessness jumped the most among Latinos (up 63 percent), followed by Asians (up 31 percent) and Blacks (up 28 percent). Among white people, there were 2,145 homeless and 1,298 who were Black/African American.

The number of people reporting substance abuse disorders dropped.

Share of total homeless population in parentheses.

Related Articles

  • Trump refutes 'fabricated' report on his son-in-law

    But reporters wanted to talk about something else: White House adviser Jared Kushner . The Post , however, reported that the White House "declined to comment".

    De Blasio doubles down on Paris climate pact as Trump walks away

    Trump had campaigned on a promise to unravel Obama-era climate regulations to help boost domestic oil, gas and coal production. In an appearance on Fox News, he compared pollution reduction efforts in the U.S.to other countries involved in the agreement.
    Mike Trout set for MRI on left thumb sprain

    Mike Trout set for MRI on left thumb sprain

    Ramirez (4-3, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to start Saturday for the Angels against RHP Vance Worley (0-1, 6.75 ERA). Nelson (3-3) allowed seven hits for the second consecutive outing but held Arizona to a run in seven innings.
  • Loss by No. 1 Kerber leaves French Open even more wide open

    Loss by No. 1 Kerber leaves French Open even more wide open

    Of course, this is what I love and I will try to find the solution to come back maybe stronger. Kvitova has split her last six matches on clay court.
    Surrender or Die: Philippines Issues Extremists in Marawi an Ultimatum

    Surrender or Die: Philippines Issues Extremists in Marawi an Ultimatum

    Though most people have left, thousands are stranded , anxious they could be intercepted by militants if they tried to flee. In 1980, Marawi proclaimed itself an "Islamic City" and it is the only city in the country with that designation.

    Baghdad auto bomb leaves at least five dead

    Isis claimed responsibility for the attack , which took place in the first days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan . Iraqi civilians have suffered decades of unlawful violence by armed groups and government, and worldwide forces.
  • Ben Stokes likely to bowl against Bangladesh, says England captain Eoin Morgan

    Ben Stokes likely to bowl against Bangladesh, says England captain Eoin Morgan

    Now ranked the fifth best team in ODIs , England are still looking to win their first ever 50-over tournament. Mohun Bagan beat Tapan Memorial Club by seven wickets riding on Saha's 32-ball 44 in a low-scoring affair.

    Donald Trump resisting pressure over threat to quit Paris climate deal

    The United Nations responded with a tweet quoting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying: "Climate change is undeniable". McKenna said the rest of the world doesn't intend to sit and wait for Trump . "I think it will probably just remain the U.S".

    'Pirates of the Caribbean' returns with simple yet entertaining adventure

    Hallelujah, Jack Sparrow's trusty Black Pearl swings into action after an interminable delay; three cheers for fearless Capt. LET'S face it: even the most ardent of Pirates fan must be sea sick by now.
  • Trump Resisting Pressure From Europe, Ivanka, and the Pope on Climate Agreement

    Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies. The United States is the country with the second-highest carbon emissions in the world , only behind China.
    Ethiopia's Tedros Picked To Lead World Health Organization

    Ethiopia's Tedros Picked To Lead World Health Organization

    This is indeed the holy grail of global health, and Dr Tedros is now the man in charge of pressing governments to make it happen. Margaret Chan , that had led to the swift detection of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
    LeBron James:

    LeBron James: "I will own a team someday. That's my next thing".

    Durant has a much better team and has become a much more complete player now in his first season with the Warriors . Last year, former Senator Barbara Boxer of California delivered beer to Brown after the Cavs won the series .