A Comprehensive Crisis Response to Homelessness

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss statewide solutions for housing and homelessness during a summit organized by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC).

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas stressed the need for a comprehensive crisis response that includes short- and long-term strategies that would reduce and prevent homelessness on the streets, connect people to treatment, and rapidly expand and diversify the state’s supply of affordable housing. He said the public is clamoring for urgent action, citing a recent LABC poll reported in the Los Angeles Times.