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Los Angeles County To Push Homeless Panel To House The Unsheltered More Quickly

Los Angeles Daily News-


Faced with a “humanitarian crisis,” Los Angeles County leaders are planning to press Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to house the unsheltered more quickly, and to look for ways to make  the county’s top agency on homelessness more accountable.

LAHSA is in the direct focus of the LA County Board of Supervisors, who say the agency — at the helm of county efforts to coordinate housing for the homeless and the so-called “continuum of care” —  needs to address “hurdles to placing individuals in available units” and to fill those units as soon as possible.

The push comes on the heels of the L.A. City Council’s own similar action, and months after the city’s  audits found that LAHSA — meant to move hundreds of people from the streets into dwellings, shelters or treatment for mental illness and substance abuse — has failed to meet key goals in outreach and housing.

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