One Thing: Homelessness

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From politics and music to faith, science and immigration, what were the most important stories and trends of the year? Nine of our sharpest local observers weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2015.

John Kelly grew up in Los Angeles and lived on Skid Row for years but now works with the homeless as an advocate at the LA Mission. He says homelessness frequently begins with a battle against addiction, and the important trend in 2015 for him is that we’re losing that battle: