Los Angeles has some plans to end the homeless crisis our county has had to deal with for a long time.
The plan is to build housing, hire mental health experts, anti-addiction specialist, outreach workers and other professionals. According to the City of Los Angeles, the issue arose from stagnant wages, housing shortages, mental care cuts, domestic and sexual violence and more.
To resolve these problems, the city has mapped out steps to implement. Mayor Garcetti believes raising the minimum wage to $15 will lift the income of 500,000 workers. Garcetti also says that the approval of Measure H will deliver $355 million each year to provide mental health, addiction, and employment services.
He expects 10,000 new units of supportive housing to be built over the next decade.
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