Los Angeles Declares Homelessness A Public Emergency
Los Angeles' mayor and city council have pledged $100 million for permanent solutions to the city's homeless crisis.By Ryan Biek | September 23, 2015
Los Angeles has become the first city in the nation to declare homelessness a public emergency.
On Tuesday, the mayor and city council proposed spending at least $100 million over the next year to aid the city's estimated 26,000 homeless. (Video via Los Angeles Times)
Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a press conference, "This city has pushed this problem from neighborhood to neighborhood for too long, from bureaucracy to bureaucracy.”