Statement by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas on President Trump Pushing for a Crackdown on Homelessness in California

A member of LA’s Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team offers help to a woman staying at a homeless shelter. Photo by Michael Owen Baker/Countywide Communications

“If President Trump really wants to help, he should declare this what it is – a state of emergency. He should bring to bear an arsenal of resources – fiscal support, relief from regulatory burdens, and the reversal of discriminatory policies that his administration has sponsored – so we can immediately build a larger safety net and help people get off the streets immediately.”