L.A. County homelessness jumps a ‘staggering’ 23% as need far outpaces housing, new count shows

L.A. County homelessness jumps a 'staggering' 23% as need far outpaces housing, new count shows

Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over last year despite increasing success in placing people in housing, according to the latest annual count released Wednesday. The sharp rise, to nearly 58,000, suggested that the pathway into homelessness continues to outpace intensifying efforts that — through rent subsidies, new construction, outreach and support services — got more than 14,000 people permanently off the streets last year.

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