Members of Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday will declare homelessness in the city an emergency and dedicate $100 million to fixing the crisis.
L.A. Council President Herb Wesson and members of the council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee are expected to put forward this proposal. The first allocation of funds would come in January and promote shelters and permanent housing.
The initiative from city leaders come as they face cresting criticism for failing to contain the growing numbers of homeless Angelenos — more than 25,000, according to a count conducted in January.
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Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles