Statement on Emerging Trends in Homeless Count Data Across California

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas with LA Family Housing CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer during the annual homeless count with LA Homeless Services Authority. Photo by Martin Zamora / Board of Supervisors

“The bottom line is that there is no retreat and there is no room for complacency. It’s irrefutable that far too many Angelenos live on the streets. But this a marathon, not a sprint, and we are committed to staying the course to build a robust and nimble safety net to get ahead of this epidemic. As we see dramatic upswings in the number of homeless people in counties across Southern California, we must be grateful for Measure H because, without it, the numbers would undoubtedly be even more dire. We must stay all in to get everyone in.”