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As Statewide Homeless Numbers Spike, Los Angeles City And County Anticipate Local Homeless Numbers




A volunteer hands out food to homeless people leaving the Civic Center homeless encampment on April 12, 2018.
A volunteer hands out food to homeless people leaving the Civic Center homeless encampment on April 12, 2018.
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The annual Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) count of people who live without shelter in the city and county of Los Angeles will be released on Tuesday.

While the state of California has been experiencing spikes in homelessness, paired with the ongoing housing crisis, LAHSA’s count will bring light to just how dire the situation is for Angelenos.

Larry sits down with our housing and homeless reporter, Matt Tinoco, who will bring us the newly released numbers.

Read KPCC's housing reporter Matt Tinoco's story on the homeless census at LAist here

Guests:

Matt Tinoco, housing and homelessness reporter for KPCC; he tweets @onthatbombshell

Andy Bales, CEO at Union Rescue Mission, a private Christian homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row

Heidi Marston, chief program officer of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Support (LAHSA), the agency that conducts the homeless count for Los Angeles.

Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president and CEO of St. Joseph Center which works with working poor families, and homeless men, women and children; they are based in Venice and service L.A. County ; tweets @VaLeciaAdams