Latino Homeless Population Surges in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County has released numbers showing Latino homelessness is up by 63 percent in the last year alone.

The overall homeless population is up by 23 percent despite initiatives by the city to slow down the rise. 

Homeless officials say the issue lies with rising rents and low wages.

A study released by the Homeless Services Authority says more than two-million households in Los Angeles and Orange County have housing costs that come to exceed more than 30 percent of their take home income.

There's an estimated 20 percent of Latinos that live below the poverty level and their average income is about $47,000 annually.

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