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L.A. County Reports Significant Progress in Homeless Crisis

May 15, 2018 - 12:12 pm

LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - L.A. County officials say they have made significant progress in getting homeless persons and families into housing.

In just nine months the county has spent well over $200 million of Measure H funds and Supervisors Chairperson Shelia Kuehl says they have something significant to show for the money spent.

L.A. County as a whole is making progress in reaching out to the homeless and getting them into temporary or permanent housing and officials are optimistic about even greater gains in the next year.

Social service providers and non-profits anticipate spending close to $300 million in the next fiscal year on the program. County officials think the goal of getting 45,000 or more homeless people off the streets in five years is doable.