LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) — FOX 11 News IN DEPTH with Hal Eisner interviewed Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, LAHSA Ad Hoc Committee Chair Jacqueline Waggoner, and Select Committee on L.A. County Homelessness Chair Assemblymember Miguel Santiago about a groundbreaking new report by LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. The report sheds light on why Black people make up 9% of the population of LA County, but more than one-third of its population experiencing homelessness, and puts forth a broad set of targeted recommendations to reverse this injustice.
SEGMENT ONE: Black Homelessness Stats and Impact
In this segment, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Jacqueline Waggoner from LA Homeless Services Authority discuss the study showing a disproportionate amount of black homelessness in the county and concerns. Also, looking at this from a state perspective Assemblyman Miguel Santiago weighing in from Sacramento.
SEGMENT TWO: Black Homelessness Fixes
We continue with Ridley-Thomas and Waggoner on how to attack the problem which has its roots in “institutional racism” and the housing crisis we have been facing in LA County for some time now.
All segments published courtesy of FOX 11 News IN DEPTH with Hal Eisner.