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The good and the not-good-enough of LA’s strategy to address homelessness

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A sign reading "Skid Row" is painted on a wall next to the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

According to a revised report released late last week by city budget analysts, Los Angeles should plan to spend about $1.85 billion over the next 10 years to reduce homelessness.

But how the city will come up with that money remains to be seen.

The report suggests a variety of options, from winning state or federal grants to asking voters to increase taxes on themselves.

We talk with leaders at various levels of the conversation about their take on this new strategy -- the first comprehensive strategy in years.

Los Angeles Homelessness Strategy


City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles City Council Member representing District 8 in South LA and co-chair of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee. He tweets from @mhdcd8

Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles. She tweets from @EliseBuik

Monica Alcaraz, President of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, which is one of nearly 100 local councils that work with the city of L.A. @malcaraz13  

Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission

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