"Homelessness is the moral issue of our time. We are not here to address homelessness... or manage homelessness... or reduce homelessness... we are here to end homelessness once and for all"
- Mayor Eric Garcetti
Since taking office, Mayor Eric Garcetti has made it his priority to address the homelessness crisis. The administration has a three pillar approach: housing those who are homeless; preventing people at risk for homelessness from landing on the streets; and balancing health and safety concerns with the rights and needs of people who are living in unacceptable conditions.
Quick Facts About the Homeless Population in Los Angeles (based on 2019 Homeless Count unless otherwise noted):